Another area that people wanted to know more about is Kevin
ís life. We learned that a hero of his is Steve Reeves
is a tall, fit man who likes to stay in shape. One thing that I didnít realize was that Kevin Sorbo
was originally up for the part of Superman in the TV series, Lois and Clark
. Actually, he was told he had the part so he went out and got drunk to celebrate. Then they called him up the next morning and said that they had changed their minds and were going with Dean Cain
agreed that Dean
makes a better Superman but Kevin
also said that he, himself, makes a much better Clark Kent. He looks better in glasses. Kevin
also surprised me with his answer to what role he would love to play. He said that he would really love to be in When Harry Met Sally
. He loves romantic comedies. For someone who Iím used to seeing as the action role guy, this was a bit of a shock to me, but I can see it working out. He has several new movies coming out soon, including a faith-based drama called God's Not Dead
, a modern retelling of the story of Cain and Abel called Abel's Field
and one in which he gets to play a serial killer called Julia X
definitely has a wide range of acting skills!
Probably even more shocking than his penchant for romantic comedies is the fact that he revealed that during his role as Hercules, he had a serious health crisis. Between Seasons 5 and 6, he had some problems with his arm and went to the doctor, who subsequently found a lump in his left shoulder, which turned out to be an aneurysm. Before there was even time to biopsy the lump, it burst, causing him to have three strokes in his brain. With his balance center out of whack, he had to undergo three years of rehab, learning to walk again. He still suffers a 10% loss of vision in both eyes. The crew was very supportive throughout his ordeal as he was only able to shoot one or two scenes per day, clocking in about an hour of work each day. Kevin's written an uplifting book about the ordeal called True Strength, but its not a depressing book. It's about overcoming tragedy.