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Harry Lennix Plays the Role of God in Great American Pure Flix’s ‘Destination Heaven’

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Harry Lennix. Photo courtesy of One Thirty Agency

Accomplished actor Harry Lennix, known for his roles as Commander Lock in “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Matrix Revolutions” and General Swanwick in “Man of Steel” and “Zack Snyder’s Justice League,” is starring as God in Great American Pure Flix’s new television mini-series “Destination Heaven.”

Destination Heaven” tells the fictional stories of people who have personal encounters with God that result in life changing experiences. The series stars Lennix, Kevin Sorbo, Emily Rose, Carrie Alexander, and Tim Bensch.

“Never preachy, God the Father is featured as the kind of father who meets his children in exactly the way they need, helping them to arrive at the answers they might not even have thought to ask,” the miniseries’ description reads.

Lennix told ChurchLeaders that when he was approached with the role, it was “hard to turn down.”

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“They had me at hello,” Lennix said. Lennix expressed that he loved the “relatability” of how God’s character was written in the script for “Destination Heaven.”

“He passes on the lessons that the people need to learn,” Lennix said. The stories featured in the miniseries are “almost like fables, like little fairy tales in a way, and I love that,” Lennix said.

Lennix, who once studied to be a priest, shared that he took cues from his good friend and Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman when it came to portraying God—a role Freeman played in the blockbuster films “Bruce Almighty” and “Evan Almighty.”

“When you get to know him, you can see that kind of irascible yet very patient and smart, wise guy, so that’s what I tried to bring to this role,” said Lennix.

Lennix believes faith-based films and television are important in today’s landscape.

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“We’re in an age of confusion where [people] are getting all these mixed messages” from different media sources, Lennix said. As a result, people “receive a bunch of poison, misinformation, and all kinds of other things.”