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I STILL BELIEVE Actress Reflects on Importance of ‘Individual and Personal’ Faith

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I STILL BELIEVE Actress Reflects on Importance of ‘Individual and Personal’ Faith

By Movieguide® Contributor

Actress Britt Robertson is sharing how her faith played a role in her decision to star in I STILL BELIEVE. 

“It was, like, the easiest decision I’ve ever made,” she said of taking the role during an episode of “The Storytellers” podcast. “[The faith aspect] wasn’t so much, like, a stigma, or whatever…it just aligned so perfectly, and it just never felt more right.”

Robertson explained that, before agreeing to star in I STILL BELIEVE, she had dropped out of a project that she didn’t feel comfortable with. 

“At that time in my life, I was desperate to find real, human connection, and what that means to take care of each other and care for your community and your loved ones, and what it is to battle your own mortality,” she explained. “All of that really resonated with me.”

Robertson explained, “I think in terms of how faith plays into those decisions for me—I mean, I love what you guys are doing with film, and just the quality of film, because I think the reason why I connect to your movies and the Kingdom Production is that I think people just want to feel like they can connect to a story or see themselves in something.”

She also shared how she’s learned to settle into her own faith. 

“I used to get so confused because I’d be like, ‘Oh, I love that person of faith! What a beautiful person. Like, I want to be like Andy! What a man of God! He’s amazing!’ But I’m not [Andy]. I’m Britt. I’m Brittney. So, [faith] has to be individual and personal,” Robertson explained. 

Robertson has previously spoken about the impact I STILL BELIEVE had on her. 

“It’s given me just greater understanding for having compassion, having perspective on your life and being able to take advantage of the things that you can enjoy right now in this moment,” she said in an interview with TooFab. “I think before doing a film like this, before meeting Jeremy or hearing their story, I was so, like, la-di-da like, let’s go about life.”

She continued, “And after this film you kind of go like, la-di-da, like what a great life, you know, and you sort of start taking inventory of all the great things that you take for granted, like your health or whatever it may be.”

A portion of the Movieguide® review for I STILL BELIEVE reads:

I STILL BELIEVE is a beautiful movie. It’s very well edited and captivating, although it even violates some rules of filmmaking. Melissa’s struggling with cancer is extremely painful. Jeremy’s commitment shows an incredible manifestation of Christian sacrificial love. The music is great, especially the last end credit song to Jesus. MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for younger children for I STILL BELIEVE because of the heartrending scenes of Melissa’s cancer. 

Robertson recently celebrated her first wedding anniversary with husband Paul Floyd. 

In a birthday post for Floyd, the actress called him “The sweetest man in my world,” adding, “I didn’t understand how fun life could be until I met you.”

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