In July Reverend and actress Della Reese will turn 80 and she’s not slowing down. We loved her as Tess in the nine-year run of the popular CBS television series “Touched By an Angel”. Now she’s getting ready for her starring role in the film “Me Again” in which she plays the older maid Muriel, a woman whose experience profoundly affects a minister going through a mid-life crisis.
Reese said that she was interested in being a part of the film before she even got to Muriel’s lines. “The script was presented to me- I am a lyricist, so the words mean something to me- the tempo of the movie means a great deal, and I found Muriel interesting,” she explained.
One of the crucial messages Reese hopes to share is that “God has had a bad agent. He’s been presented in a negative light, when that is absolutely not true. What he has done has created a heaven for us, left us a book of instruction.”
When it comes to her faith, Reese says her faith was developed through her relationship with her mother; which laid the foundation for her own, and birthed a desire for ministry inside her. While Reese has enjoyed a successful career in the entertainment business, she says, “If the world had been different, I probably would have started in the ministry, but women were not allowed in the pulpit, women not allowed to teach at that time,which is ironic because of Mary Magdalene’s authority and importance.”
“Me Again” is currently available on Amazon or through PureFlix.com.