Adoration artist Jeremy Camp says dropping the primary lady to most cancers was the "hardest half" of his life
"I Still Believe" plays KJ Apa and Britt Robertson as Jeremy and Melissa Camp.
"I Still Believe," the romantic film based on Jeremy Camp and his late first wife Melissa, opens in the US cinemas this Friday, but the worshiper admits that he has brought back many painful memories.
The biopic takes its name from the song Camp wrote when Melissa lost cancer in 2001, less than a year after her marriage.
He told The Christian Post that he felt "blown away" when his story was told in a movie. But it was also a challenge to revisit the pain and sadness of Melissa's death.
"A lot of people say: & # 39; Wow, a movie about your life, isn't that exciting? & # 39; Absolutely, I'm overwhelmed that God allowed me to do that, but it's hard – to see the movie and one To be part of it, "he said.
"It's the hardest part of my life when I've actually experienced very difficult grief and pain. I think the reality is that every time I look at it, I break down because I am reminded of that pain."
Camp is represented by Riverdale star KJ Apa in the film, while Tomorrowland actress Britt Robertson takes on the role of Melissa. The cast is rounded off by country singer Shania Twain as his mother and Forest Gump star Gary Sinise as his father.
The singer of "Walk by Faith" was on set while filming with his second 16-year-old wife Adrienne. He spoke of the support he received from her when shooting some of the more emotional scenes.
"A nice thing that happened during filming, we were filming and it was a really difficult scene and I had to leave because I collapsed," Camp said.
"I just started crying, my wife followed me and I only cried on her shoulder for a while. I got back into filming and sit and watch my family and they stand in front of me. It is my wife, mine three children. I say, "Wow, God, look what you did."
"I now have my family and am able to serve your kindness and loyalty all over the world."
He also hopes that the film will "open more doors to preach the gospel" and help people who are in pain.
"Of course, you want Christians to be encouraged by the film and I want believers to see it," he said.
"But frankly, I want people who don't know Jesus to see this because I want them to understand that the only reason I could pass my exam and we could pass this exam was because he was with us was page every moment.
"Everyone in this generation is really looking for hope. There are so many things and battles and divisions, and all of this and people reach for hope in some way. And it is difficult for us to see this (film) as & # 39; It’s difficult to present that’s the trial, it’s pain and pain and loss, but there is hope, “I think it’s so big and it shows that hope in Jesus.”