Actor Braeden Sorbo Talks Movies & Manhood
Braeden Sorbo is a Christian, conservative actor who sat down with Red Liberty Media to discuss his most recent film, Left Behind: Rise of the Antichrist, and the exciting projects he has in the near future.
Braeden followed in the footsteps of his father, Kevin Sorbo.
“I remember going to my dad and telling him I wanted to be an actor. He was very disappointed in me because of how toxic Hollywood and the industry can be,” Sorbo said, “It took me almost a full year of begging him before he finally signed me up for acting classes. I did those for about a year and a half until I did my first movie called Let There Be Light, which was a Christian drama funded by Sean Hannity.”
Sorbo discussed how he battled nepotism in the industry.
“Growing up I dealt with a lot of adversity in terms of people believing everything that I've ever done is simply due to riding on the coattails of my parents,” Sorbo said, “Something that stuck with me is working to build a name for myself away from them.”
One project he is working on is a clothing brand aimed at bringing traditional views of masculinity back into modern society.
“I’ve always liked rejecting modern culture. So many people correlate fast cars, big trucks and lifting big weights to what being a man is, but it's so much more than that,” Sorbo said, “It's about taking responsibility for your actions. The goal of this clothing line is cool designs people can wear with a message that stands for what they believe in.”
Sorbo has three movies coming out this year, Success Camp, A Wave of Kindness and Cuisine de la ‘Pocalypse.
Playing the lead in Success Camp, Sorbo portrays a street racing teen sent to a camp for kids on the edge of entering juvenile detention. This film is based on a true story.
“I will say it was a brutal, brutal project to work on because we were filming in Florida in July outside wearing jumpsuits,” Sorbo said, “I ended up getting heat stroke actually after the third day of filming. It wasn't terrible. I just drank Gatorade and took a bunch of cold showers and ice baths.”
A Wave of Kindness features Sorbo as a recently graduated journalism student. His difficulty begins when his main source for a story suddenly disappears.
“The week the guy goes missing, I get told if I don't come up with a good story, I get fired. The movie is a rush against the clock to discover not only what happened to the guy, but what happened to me,” Sorbo said.
Cuisine de la ‘Pocalypse falls into a different genre than the other films.
“It's a comedy about a zombie apocalypse, with a small town of survivors. One guy who likes to cook creates a cooking show and broadcasts it to the world,” Sorbo said, “I'm essentially the Elon Musk of our town where I have built everything. I had a lot of fun playing that character. I'm really excited to see how that one turns out.”
To keep up with Sorbo, fans can find him on Instagram, TikTok and Twitch live streams on Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30 EST.