Actress Madeline Carroll has always loved the Lord. So when Hollywood was only offering her roles where she had to act as a promiscuous teen or strip down to nothing, she couldn’t take it anymore.
“I can’t do this anymore,” she recalled telling God, as she spoke to attendees at the National Religious Broadcasters International Christian Media Convention in Southern California on Tuesday. She planned to quit acting the next day.
Carroll, 23, got her acting start at only 3-and-a-half years old. After being discovered by an agent at a nail salon, she began doing commercials and had minor roles in a few films.
“God just moved for me very quickly,” she said at the NRB event.
Her first lead role was in the 2008 film “Swing Vote” with actor Kevin Costner. That ended up opening many doors for her, including the opportunity to play a superhero — which she wouldn’t have to audition for — for a “ridiculous amount of money.”
After reading the script, she turned it down.
“It just wasn’t something that I knew God wanted me to do,” said Carroll, who spends a lot of time reading Scripture.
“My mom told me, it’s better, Madeline, to err on the ways of righteousness than err on the ways of the world.”
She went on to act in several more movies but when she hit 15 years old, everything changed.
Instead of being offered roles where she plays the young daughter, she was now being offered teen roles that compromised her values (i.e. the teenage girl who wanted to sleep with everybody in school).
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Sheryl Lynn