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“Yellowstone” star Neal McDonough discussed his faith and his career in Hollywood as he explained that, even through “a hard few years” of not finding work, he always believed God had a plan for him.
McDonough said that he was blacklisted in Hollywood after allegedly being fired for refusing to do on-screen sex scenes in ABC’s “Scoundrels” before screenwriter Graham Yost offered him a role in the hit drama “Justified.”
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“I think I was blessed at a very young age to have a strong relationship with God,” McDonough said.
“And it’s been paramount in my life as everyone kind of knows. Look, we all make mistakes. We’re all flawed, we’re all human. And that’s kind of what makes us beautiful at the same time.”
The devout Catholic said that when you have a “core to lean back on” and believe in “God first, me second,” you are less tempted to do “stupid things.”
“There are a few times when I get to talk about things that are really, really important to me in my life, and that’s my relationship with God and family,” McDonough explained.
“For me, it’s family first, me second. God first, me second. And when you’re run by those rules, things are a lot easier. You’re not as tempted to do stupid things. … We all make mistakes every single day.”
“…We get caught up in so many things, especially during the holiday season … it can be a very emotional time,” he added.
“But when you have a core to lean back on, whether it’s immediate family or our heavenly father, that’s how you get through things in life.”
“And for me, it’s vitally important … it’s about family and it’s about love.”
McDonough and his wife Ruve share five children together.