I decided one day that the actor Doug Jones and I should be friends. I have done this before, with success, first with the production studio that made my favorite TV show of my youth and then with my favorite author. Those took several years each; Doug followed me back on Twitter and we were DMing within 24 hours.
There are several reasons why I am a fan of Doug Jones. One of them is the way in which he is open about his Christianity and how his brings a Christian understanding to his work, including films which the fundamentalist Christians I grew up amidst would have decried as occult and to be eschewed.
He touches on this, in small part, in this interview, which he tweeted earlier today. It doesn’t follow that thread very far, though.
So now I’m thinking that I should ask Doug if I can interview him, and conduct an interview about finding God in film, even horror films and superhero films.
More to come, I hope.