Laurence Fishburne on 'Have a Little Faith'

The actor discusses his latest project set to air on ABC.
3:54 | 11/24/11

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-- Fishburne one of the most accomplished actors in Hollywood today from more -- and that's -- blockbuster I was with of the matrix right to the Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall on Broadway. He has done it all and has again in his latest as pastor Henry Covington in the adaptation. Mitch albums book have a little faith and north Richmond very good enough. To join us today to discuss that this is great to this morning just -- you -- this story. Obviously Mitch album the Tuesdays with -- phenomenon right -- -- we've we've been had to have been she's done with -- so tell us about this. This one is. A true story again. That Mitch is at the center of his relationship with his childhood rabbi from New Jersey and his relationship with a man named pastor Henry Covington who was from Brooklyn originally. Who but had a ministry in Detroit administering basically to homeless people. People who struggle with addiction and those kinds of problems Henry was an ex -- -- alcoholic heroin addict. Crack addict who performed himself changed his life. Turned around and then began ministering to people and befriended Mitch when Mitch started working with the homeless in Detroit you've got local place for you can choose in life so why did you choose this one. So officially is an actor it was too good -- to have some effect there's just too much -- stuff display when you're playing. Ex addict and then you have to make a 180. Degree turn and and play of the preacher who's actually changed man and you know Martin land Bradley we've heard. Can't go wrong you know really can't go -- we do have equipment and I want to take a look challenge. I got arrested. -- got both the guy wrong. If you think you've got to go away for fifteen years fifteen years -- stemming. You can't hear you knew him -- on the you know is that I mean. Does face and he told people he couldn't tell it was we will not -- you say you order because an innocent man -- gentlemen do. It's time. -- -- -- Maybe it's a sign maybe didn't -- -- but could not just playing him later in life we know his entire you get to see his journey from the time that he six years old it's very interesting and my son Langston Fishburne plays Henry is a very young man. Straight which is great so he's made his first you know entrance into the acting world and -- -- known heroes please Henry's wife. I just couldn't -- that look changes when it's a true story. Everything. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- So I had to. Perform in front of these folks. And so that's. Pretty -- the toughest crowd you can get -- Mitch album was once that every day so Bradley with -- has the hardest job. Recruits -- right there said he does a fantastic job you know you -- do it researching just for this today fourteen years holes Apocalypse Now and our team has Orlando looked -- we'll -- yet that lifetimes I feel it's. Four -- five lifetimes ago he remarkable and then of course of your post CSI raid like thousands. It was great it was really wonderful to have the opportunity. Two come into people's homes on a regular basis like that. And to entertain people weekly like that it was great. And they from the same kind of opportunity presents itself to me. Again I would absolutely. Grab it holiday plans -- pull the very quietly very simple just you know traditional Thanksgiving dinner with the family tremendously and we really appreciate you spending a little time and what you can similar -- again -- have a little faith it's right here on ABC Sunday night. November 27. 9 eastern great to see you too thanks.

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