Actor Neal McDonough Opens Up About Being Fired From A Role Because He Refused To Be Unfaithful To His Wife

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January 31, 2019 18:27 By Mambee

Having a successful career in Hollywood can be tough. Getting acting roles won't always be a walk in the park. Now imagine trying to get and keep your roles while also maintaining your own strong belief system.

Actor Neal McDonough Opens Up About Being Fired From A Role Because He Refused To Be Unfaithful To His WifeGetty Images / Ideal Image

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Neal McDonough is an amazing actor who has proven his talent in such productions as 'Band of Brothers', 'Mob City', and 'Desperate Housewives.' He is also known for his movie roles as well, as he appeared in 'Star Trek: First Contact', 'The Hitcher', and many more. 

Because being a good Christian is important to him, Neal once revealed that he had two rules. One was not to use the Lord's name in vain and the other was not to kiss another woman on screen.

Actor Neal McDonough Opens Up About Being Fired From A Role Because He Refused To Be Unfaithful To His WifeGetty Images / Ideal Image

He even made headlines for refusing to compromise those beliefs for film roles. Neal is happily married to Ruve Robertson and they have five children together. He believes that having romantic moments with another woman on screen is wrong. He explained:

Killing people on screen—that’s fake. That’s not real. When you’re in bed with another woman on screen—guess what? That’s real. I don’t like that kind of stuff.

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Actor Neal McDonough Opens Up About Being Fired From A Role Because He Refused To Be Unfaithful To His WifeGetty Images / Ideal Image

While his dedication to his beliefs is respectable, there have been a few times where it cost him an acting job. While playing the role of Dave Williams on 'Desperate Housewives,' Neal refused to kiss his on-screen wife, Edie (Nicolette Sheridan). As a result, he was written off the show.

Neal told Closer that it became difficult to get more roles after that, as the word in the industry was that he was some "religious zealot.

I am very religious. I put God and family first, and me second.

Actor Neal McDonough Opens Up About Being Fired From A Role Because He Refused To Be Unfaithful To His WifeGetty Images / Ideal Image

All of these drawbacks did not push Neal into giving up his beliefs. He remained steadfast and he was eventually able to find jobs. He got a part in 'Greater' and soon realized that playing 'bad guy' roles often helped him sidestep romantic scenes.

Neal never compromised his relationship with God, even in an industry where the lines between reality and fantasy are easily blurred. And he has been able to build himself a solid acting career. God and family are his priority and that's pretty admirable.

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