Actor Tyrese Consulted With Pastor to Prep for ‘Star’ Role of Minister Who’s Having an Affair

Actor Tyrese Gibson arrives at The Weinstein Company & Netflix Golden Globe After Party in Beverly Hills, California, January 10, 2016.

To prepare for a scene where he portrays a pastor who has sex with a member of his flock on the primetime drama “Star,” actor Tyrese Gibson says he consulted a pastor who admitted to having affairs with women in his congregation. 

Gibson, who plays Pastor Bobby Harris and the love interest of his congregant Carlotta, opened up to his fans on social media  about how he mentally prepared to play a wayward preacher. After speaking to a pastor about the subject, the singer-songwriter and actor said he found out that preachers often struggle with these types of temptations.

“I talked to a real pastor about this before I did this scene and he said, ‘As a pastor, it’s wrong to sleep with a women from your own congregation [or any woman who is not your wife]. He told me he slipped up in the past and made mistakes,” Gibson said on Instagram. “I guess the ‘human’ side of him took over. He asked for forgiveness afterwards. I told y’all this show is crazy.”

Gibson previously warned his followers that his role on creator Lee Daniels’ series would be a controversial one.

“This character is going to piss off a lot of people. I play a twisted pastor. I will just leave it at that. #Star #Fox[Lee Daniels] created another monster — get ready people,” Gibson wrote on Instagram ahead of the show’s debut last year.

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
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