‘Fences’ Actor Mykelti Williamson Says He Was Going to Quit Acting Until He Read the Script for Tebow Brothers’ Film ‘Run the Race’

Hollywood actor Mykelti Williamson, who’s best known for his roles in “Forrest Gump” and “Fences,” revealed in an interview with The Christian Post that he was going to stop acting and go behind the camera until he read the script for Tim and Robby Tebow’s film “Run The Race.”

Williamson said working with the Tebow brothers on their first film was “terrific.”

“I have so much respect for them and I had not met them,” Williamson told CP at the “Run The Race” premiere on Feb 11.

After 40 years as an actor, Williamson admitted that he was ready to retire from the silver screen until his manager found “this little faith-based script.”

“I was actually going to stop working as an actor and just direct only,” he said. “After ‘Fences,’ I was done. My manager said, ‘I’ll send it (the script) to you.’ And I read it and was like, ‘Wow, OK. All right. I’m in.’”

The St. Louis native revealed that faith has always been a part of his life.

“Well, my whole life, my personal life, the wife that I have, the children I have, the career that I have, the creativity that comes to me and flows through me, is all the result of being prayed up and having a faith walk. That’s what it is, that’s all it is,” Williamson testified.

“Run the Race” shows the bond between two brothers who feel abandoned by their father after their mother’s death, and whose dream of a new life seems lost.

The hope of Zach getting a college football scholarship and moving to a new town seems out of reach for him and his brother, David, after a fight leads to a life-altering injury that renders him unable to get back on the field.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law