Wow! Mahershala Ali Says He Cannot Accept Film Roles With Sex Scenes Because It’s Against His Religion: ‘If There’s a Sex Scene, I Can’t Do It’

89th Academy Awards – Oscars Red Carpet Arrivals – Hollywood, California, U.S. – 26/02/17 – Actor Mahershala Ali of Moonlight. REUTERS/Mike Blake

He’s a highly respected two-time Academy Award-winning actor.

And Mahershala Ali opened up about a particular aspect of his approach to film acting this week, when he was a guest on Common’s podcast Mind Power Mixtape.

The Moonlight star, 46, explained that simulating a love scene would go against his Islamic religion, which has strict protocols when it comes to modesty.

It came up when Ali was discussing one of his earlier film roles, in the 2008 movie The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button.