700 Club interview
Roma Downey: Little Angels
By Gorman Woodfin
The 700 Club
CBN.com - 20th Century Fox is behind a new faith based educational DVD series for children, titled, “Little Angels.” Veteran television actress Roma Downey of “Touched by an Angel” fame serves as Executive Producer on the project.
You’ve had so much great success, why are you passionate about this?
You know for almost ten years I had the pleasure and the privilege of playing an angel on television. And central to “Touched by an Angel” was the message that: God is, God wants a relationship with you and that God loves you.
And when this chance came up to bring the same message out there but to our little children, I just jumped at the opportunity.
“Little Angels” is an animated DVD series created exclusively for preschool-aged children. The series teaches children their ABC’s and numbers as well as introduces them to spiritual and moral lessons from the bible. Phil Lollar wrote more than 250 episodes of the faith for the family series, “Adventures in Odyssey.” Phil is the writer of the little angels DVD series.
With “Little Angels,” your father’s heart Phil, that part of you, what have you put into these productions?
Well, I was raised in a Christian home. I also grew up and came of age at a time when we had a popular shared culture and even if you weren’t a Christian you still understood stories like Jonah and Noah. And for me as a father and also as a Christian I think we need to put that back into the culture. That needs to be part of our popular shared culture.
Roma, where did this project come from? What about your own personal faith?
God is central in my life. I’ve been very lucky and very fortunate that I’ve been able to choose the kinds of jobs that have allowed me to express my faith in the work that I’ve done. I’m raising three teenagers. I need all the faith I can get.
“Little Angels” is available nationwide. You can check out CBN.com for more information.
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