Cybill Shepherd was born into a Christian family and was even a staple in her church choir by age 8, but the actress recently revealed that she eventually stopped praying and lost touch with her faith — until recently.
Cybill Shepherd visits 'Extra' at Universal Studios Hollywood on September 16, 2014 in Universal City, California. (Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
The entertainer, known for starring roles in shows like "Cybill" and "The L Word," said during a recent panel discussion about her new, faith-based film, "Do You Believe," that she's feeling spiritually renewed.
Shepherd described losing touch with her Christian roots before later rediscovering them through prayer and a reconnection with her childhood faith, according to the Christian Post.
"I was born a Christian, sang in the choir, then I lost touch with my savior Jesus Christ," she said.
But Shepherd is once again praying and practicing the faith — a process that began just before she was offered a part in "Do You Believe?"
And she apparently doesn't believe that it was all a mere coincidence, either, as she said that it gives her "chills" to think about how she connected with the Christian-themed film not long after rediscovering her relationship with God.
Shepherd, who plays character Teri Newton, a mother grieving the loss of her daughter, in "Do You Believe?" — Pure Flix Entertainment's feature-film follow-up to "God's Not Dead" — said she cried four times while reading the script.
Shepherd believes that the movie offers up an important message.
"I felt very strongly it was not proselytizing," she said. "It was telling true human stories how we're all interconnected, how we all get saved."
(H/T: Christian Post)