Actor Ryan Phillippe Craving ‘Relationship with God’ after Completing Film about Christian Missionary

Milton Quintanilla | CrosswalkHeadlines Contributor | Updated: Mar 21, 2024
Actor Ryan Phillippe Craving ‘Relationship with God’ after Completing Film about Christian Missionary

Actor Ryan Phillippe Craving ‘Relationship with God’ after Completing Film about Christian Missionary

Actor Ryan Phillippe recently shared he started “craving” a relationship with God following a “spiritual journey” after his latest movie, titled “Prey,” completed filming.

As Faithwire reported, “Prey” is about the lives of a young missionary couple who left their station in the Kalahari desert because they were under a death threat by an extremist militant group.

“After crashing their aircraft, they must battle man and beast for their lives,” a synopsis of the film posted to IMDb reads.

In a recent interview with Fox News, Phillippe spoke about his experience after the filming of “Prey” was completed.

“It’s interesting because I was kind of in a darker place when we filmed this, and it was right after filming it where I went on this spiritual journey where I started going really deep inside,” Phillippe said.

“I got back into reading the Bible and various other religious tomes, but I found myself drawn to this notion of spirituality,” he continued. “You get to a point in life, a certain age, and the things that you thought would bring you pleasure or make you feel satisfied — these would be success or money — and it doesn’t.”

“I’m so thankful for what I’ve been given and for the experiences that I’ve had and for my children and everything else,” the actor said. “But I wanted to have a relationship and understanding with God, and I was craving that.”

During the interview with Fox News, Phillippe also shared how that spiritual journey has transformed his life.

“And I’ve got to tell you, since I started that journey, I have not been more at peace. My depression is gone. I shedded addictions, so I’m a big proponent for people going inward and trying to understand those aspects of life,” he said. 

A trailer for the movie “Pray” can be watched here.

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Milton Quintanilla is a freelance writer and content creator. He is a contributing writer for CrosswalkHeadlines and the host of the For Your Soul Podcast, a podcast devoted to sound doctrine and biblical truth. He holds a Masters of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary.



Actor Ryan Phillippe Craving ‘Relationship with God’ after Completing Film about Christian Missionary