T.D. Jakes in the Movies

Discover what T.D. Jakes has been up to lately as he discusses his new film "Jumping the Broom"

TD Jakes
Bishop Jakes thanks so much for your time. What attracted you to the script?

Bishop T.D. Jakes: We were actually working on a script at the time that I thought was rather intriguing. Our storyline was dealing with families and how they overcome secrets and that every family has secrets and issues and so forth and so on. Then I found this script. It was presented to me and I thought that it was so similar in its tone to what we were going to do that we thought that with minor altering we could still project some of the same messages that we wanted to project within the confines of the script.

How does your character play a role?

My character has a very simple role. I mean I’m just a friend of the family that’s been brought in to perform a marriage for a family that I’ve worshiped with for a number of years and so my role there is to help to facilitate that. It’s a very easy role for me to play. I think for me my involvement with the film is not so much focused on acting itself as it is God has blessed me with a relationship with Sony and a conduit to produce films that otherwise would not be produced and to use that judiciously is my calling; to be able to communicate with my generation in every possible form and fashion. Occasionally I will stick my face in front of the camera but I think I’m probably most effective in the process of negotiating the bill that supports the film.

And if someone asked you is this a Christian film how would you characterize this film?

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