The Wire
The Chris Ashworth Interview

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"Read Between The Lines: I Will Take Your Head Off Your Shoulders"
KD: Since you've brought up the scene with Fitz and McNulty, you need to settle a small argument I uncovered when researching you online. Apparently, there's somewhat of a dispute over whether or not you were naked. CA: Seriously? [much laughter] I definitely was not naked. I've turned a lot of stuff down because I don't do nudity and don't want to go down that road. That's kind of cool -- I didn't hear about that, and I do try to read what people are saying online. KD: I've noticed on your MySpace blog and in reading your interviews that you have a very strong faith and belief system. Does the no-nudity issue play into that? And do you often find yourself at odds in Hollywood, which is not known as being a place really conducive to faith and belief? CA: I do find myself at odds at times, but I try not to judge anybody else. I know what I'm supposed to do and doing right from wrong in God's eyes. God's ideas of right and wrong can differ from that of man's, and Hollywood is a place that likes to eat people up, to chew them up. As a Christian -- and I'm trying to choose my words carefully here... [ pause ] There are plenty of people that are over the top, that give Christians a bad name. I mean, there are people ramming it down people's throat and beating people over the head, and Jesus did it with love. I just try to be the nicest person I can be to everyone and not judge anyone, but often people have this preconceived idea of what I'm going to be like [because of my beliefs], and it's quickly torn down once they meet me. I've never had any problems [in Hollywood] but there's some stuff I won't do and I try to take each project as it comes and see, in the long run, if this is going to make me happy. Is this something I'm going to let my kids watch? I try to be a role model to my little cousins and people I watch growing up back home. I answer to God, and don't answer to anyone in Hollywood. I'm not by any means trying to be holier-than-thou, but at the end of the day I want to know I did the best I could with what I've been given. Every program, as great as it is, is going to come and go, and we as people are going to come and go, and at the end of the day I want to be able to answer to myself and to God. KD: You've done a lot of stunt work, and you train in Mixed Martial Arts. Were you a stuntman that fell into acting, or an actor that can do stunts?

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