In a recent short movie, Stephen Collins has played the role of a pedophile priest. The popular 7th Heaven actor is currently under investigation on child abuse charges.
So, this is without a doubt the weirdest coincidence possible. Jeff Wolfe, the producer of Penance, the latest short movie starring Stephen Collins, claimed that he actually had no idea that these charges will be filled against the star, in real life.
“Although my short film, ‘Penance,’ has recently played at a number of film festivals, it was actually made in 2013,” Wolfe claimed according to People magazine. “When I cast Stephen Collins, I had no idea there might be a connection between his real life and the part I asked him to play,” he explained. “I found the recent allegations particularly shocking, as my film is meant to speak to victims of abuse and the idea that the effects of abuse never really go away,” Wolfe concluded.
Without a doubt the accusations which have been brought to Stephen Collins are shocking. The huge scandal that has been linked to the popular actor has actually made his talent agency decide to drop him. Moreover, the star has been cut from roles in Ted 2 and ABC’s Scandal.
The news that Stephen Collins might have abused a young girl is shocking for the former cast members of the 7th Heaven, too. When being asked about this case, Catherine Hicks claimed that “I have nothing to say; I don’t know anything.” “Stephen’s a good guy in my opinion,” she explained.
Penance is a movie that was released in March, after being filmed in 2013. The movie is directed by Jeff Wolfe and it also stars David Lyons. When talking about the movie, Stephen Collins said that it is a “powerful piece.”
The famous actor has been accused of being a pedophile after a spoken tape surfaced, in which Collins admitted to molesting teen girls. It was made public on October 7. Moreover, this week, Stephen Collins’ personal website has been taken down. The actor’s personal website is unavailable, as a message indicates when people try to access it.