Regina Corridor provides a tour de power efficiency within the new satirical comedy Honk For Jesus. Save Your Soul, now in theaters and streaming on Peacock. Regina stars as Trinitie Childs, the proud first woman of a Southern Baptist megachurch. When a scandal quickly causes Trinitie and husband Pastor Lee-Curtis Childs to shut their church, they should work collectively to rebuild and make a comeback. HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Regina about exploring the difficult world of Trinitie Childs within the wake of her husband’s misdeeds.
“The one factor I like about her is that she possesses a power, and I feel she’s conscious of how pivotal she is to Lee-Curtis with the ability to do what he does that she is aware of she’s virtually a navigational system within the church,” Regina mentioned. “I feel she’s conscious of the way it seems to be. Every thing. Excess of Lee Curtis is, which is why she’s nervous concerning the documentary and the way this complete factor might be seen and the way it has been seen. I feel she performs many hats that we regularly don’t see girls play publicly. Her hats are extra non-public hats, and she or he’s conscious of the burden of them. I do assume within the film she turns into conscious of the burden of them on her lastly and her husband. There’s one thing on the finish about listening to him say ‘they’re right here for me,’ proper? I feel she type of hears that and it lands on her.”
The actress revealed that the present’s deep dive into the position of a primary woman in a church was “fascinating” to her. “I feel a lot once we see or hear issues about church buildings — good and dangerous — whether or not they’re making tons of cash or concerned in a scandal, you don’t actually consider the primary woman,” Regina advised HollywoodLife. “She’s type of like this girl who’s at his facet and who the pastor’s married to. I simply thought it was fascinating to see Trinity’s sense of how essential her position is. However I additionally preferred that she was not an entire sufferer. She was complicit in that. Her favourite area was on that stage. I additionally thought it was fascinating as a result of it was linked to her upbringing, so the scene along with her mom was actually revealing and telling to me within the script.”
Regina and This Is Us alum Sterling Okay. Brown make fairly the facility duo as Trinitie and Lee-Curtis. Regina had nothing however reward for her co-star.
“You want somebody who’s as superb as he’s to take up the area of Pastor Lee-Curtis, and he did it so superbly,” Regina raved. “What I like is that you just additionally see a person grappling together with his… I don’t even wish to name it demons as a result of that’s actually not a demon. That’s a label. That’s how he has outlined it by means of the lens of proper and incorrect by means of the church. That’s the tragedy that he faces. He’s gifted however but he’s not allowed to be who he’s, love who he loves.”
She continued, “Someway that one portion of life we have now outlined as who he’s, who we fall in love with, it’s one small slice of who we’re. However intimate connection is so essential for human beings, and so he’s not allowed to be trustworthy with himself. However what I like is that Sterling was ready for us to not simply see Lee-Curtis as a nasty man who did this. He made him complicated, and other people had been in a position to have much more compassion simply due to what Sterling all the time brings to a efficiency.”
Over the course of the movie, Trinitie is a power to be reckoned with as she tries to get again on prime alongside her husband. Trinitie is savvy and sees the true actuality that she and Lee-Curtis discover themselves in. HollywoodLife requested Regina if she thinks Trinitie’s ever considered stepping out from behind her husband’s shadow.
“I feel there was a second the place she thought, can our marriage survive all of this? I feel when she says to her mother, and her mother’s reply isn’t like, ‘Are you cheerful?’ Her mother’s reply is, ‘Are you a Christian?’ And that I feel is the place she determined, I’m a Christian and subsequently I’ll keep and I’ll keep whereas my husband is ‘being tempted by the satan’ in these areas in his life. However yeah, who wouldn’t? Who doesn’t lengthy for an intimate love story to some extent? However I do assume she loves Lee-Curtis. I do consider he loves her. I simply consider they need to be finest associates,” she mentioned.
The movie’s most pivotal second comes on the finish when Trinitie lastly unleashes on Lee-Curtis and everybody else in a robust monologue. Even after all the pieces, Trinitie knew she had an excessive amount of to lose than stroll away from all the pieces she’s constructed. And made positive everybody knew it.
“That second was simply Trinity’s breaking level with the scenario with Lee Curtis, with Anita Bonet, each power exterior of the church that had been judging and type of ridiculing your complete movie,” Regina advised HollywoodLife. “I feel that second was simply an emotional breaking level. She had been attempting all through your complete course of of creating this documentary to carry it collectively, and she or he couldn’t anymore. It was extremely trustworthy. I feel the intention of that scene was a second of fact for herself and for everybody else and for the viewers. She’s very clear and trustworthy that I helped construct this church, I helped construct this man, and they’re mine.”