Hollywood actress Siobhan Fallon Hogan, known for her roles in a plethora of films and TV shows, has always prioritized her strong Catholic faith over her career in the entertainment industry.
In a recent interview with Fox News Digital, she candidly discussed the choices she’s made in her career and her latest venture, “Shelter in Solitude.”
Fallon Hogan, who has appeared in numerous popular productions, revealed that her faith had cost her many potential roles. She explained, “It’s cost me a fortune… But, that being said, I wouldn’t be able to sit with myself.” Her unwavering commitment to her beliefs has guided her decisions, allowing her to maintain her sense of self and sleep peacefully at night.
For the first time in her career, Siobhan Fallon Hogan has taken on the roles of writer, producer, lead actress, and distributor for her feature-length film, “Shelter in Solitude.” She described the creative process as a profound experience, saying, “It’s like having a dream, you’re like, ‘I better write this down.’ And I literally wrote it all in three weeks. I’m telling you, it flowed out of me.” The film, produced by Emerald Caz, is a faith-filled, country western, prison love story set during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Shelter in Solitude” features Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Val, a wannabe country singer, and Peter Macon as Jackson Marcus, a death row prisoner. The film also stars renowned actor Robert Patrick, who has always wanted to work on a faith-based project that resonates with audiences.
Despite her strong faith, Fallon Hogan doesn’t limit her collaborations to people who share her beliefs. She emphasized the importance of one’s actions over their beliefs and values, highlighting the need for unity in the entertainment industry.
In recent times, several Hollywood celebrities have openly discussed their faith. Mark Wahlberg attributes his success to God, Shia LaBeouf converted to Catholicism after portraying Padre Pio, and Rainn Wilson has spoken about the challenges of being a person of faith in Hollywood. Matthew McConaughey, although he hasn’t faced difficulties due to his faith, has observed others in the industry hesitate to express their beliefs openly.
Siobhan Fallon Hogan expressed her desire for greater unity in Hollywood and urged people to show more compassion in an era of cancel culture. She emphasized the need for understanding and the importance of focusing on common goals and projects rather than personal beliefs.
“Shelter in Solitude” explores the death penalty, a topic that aligns with Fallon Hogan’s strong beliefs. She firmly stands against the death penalty, stating, “I believe in ‘thou shalt not kill,’ asserting her stance that people shouldn’t be involved in the extreme judgment of another person.”
The film centers on the unconventional relationship between Val and Jackson Marcus, emphasizing the three pillars of Christianity: faith, hope, and love. Fallon Hogan believes it’s essential for Catholics and Christians to collaborate, especially in a society where religious loyalty is waning.
“Shelter in Solitude” was written and produced by Siobhan Fallon Hogan and directed by Vibeke Muasya. The film will receive a wide theatrical release on October 6, and it promises to be a thought-provoking and faith-filled cinematic experience.