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Ethan Hawke's great-grandmother wanted him to be a priest

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

said his great-grandmother believed he was destined to embrace but he was elated when she settled that his "calling" was acting.

The 47-year-old actor, who plays a who is having a crisis of confidence in his faith after his son dies in military service in his latest movie "First Reformed", got to live his grandma's wish on screen.

"My great grandmother felt certain that when I was born that I would receive the calling and that I would be a I remember being very concerned about, 'What is this thing, the calling?' She was like, 'God will come to you and talk to you.' And I was like, 'OK, I don't want that to happen. When will it happen?' And she was like, 'Well it will be in silence.' So I thought, 'Right, I am avoiding silence at all costs!'

"I was so happy when she decided that my calling was the arts. But when I put the collar on for this film I did think of her, like, 'Hey grandma'," said in an interview on "Late Night with Seth Meyers".

The film has been written and directed by "Taxi Driver" creator

The said he believes the movie will resonate with the masses due to the current climate in the US.

"In the film, there is a young man who is suffering from severe depression over what is happening with the environment and I play this who takes his crisis really seriously. It's a brilliant movie and it's written by who is the guy who wrote 'Taxi Driver' and 'Raging Bull'.

"He's a and when I read it the script just felt as though it was giving a voice to something that a lot of people are feeling right now, which is a level of anxiety about our leadership and our faith and how those things intersect with love and what we're doing. When I read it for the first time it blew me away," he said.

Amanda Seyfried, and are also part of the cast.

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 10:30 IST