Jim Caviezel: “I Look for Redeemable Stories”

Yesterday, EWTN’s World Over Live with Raymond Arroyo aired an interview with “Person of Interest” star Jim Caviezel about his work on the hit series, what he thinks about his character John Reese, how his faith influences the characters he chooses, and why he sees high school football coach Bob Ladouceur, who he plays in the upcoming film “When the Game Stands Tall,” as a positive role model.

Specifically, Caviezel says that he likes playing characters that are redeemable – and that he sees John Reese as “a sinner trying to find his way back.”

This is an excellent interview by Arroyo, who even gets Caviezel to flat-out laugh – something we “Person of Interest” fans never see him doing as John Reese. It’s worth your 17 minutes to get to know the man behind the popular character.

About Tony Rossi

After graduating from St. John's University in New York with degrees in Communications and English, Tony Rossi found a job at the Catholic media organization, The Christophers, that allowed him to indulge his interest in religion, media, and pop culture. He served as The Christophers' TV producer for 11 years, and is currently the host and producer of the organization's radio show/podcast Christopher Closeup, writer and editor of their syndicated Light One Candle column, and producer/scriptwriter of the annual Christopher Awards ceremony.

  • Maggie Goff

    I’m so glad that you posted this. I watched that last night online at the EWTN site and was going to look today for a copy so I could watch again & share with friends. It was one of the best interviews I’ve ever seen and heard. Thanks!

  • Maggie Goff

    Oh, and another thing…I was so impressed that he no longer has the internet. I don’t think that I could ever so that.

  • Esther O’Reilly

    Thank you for this. Caviezel is one of my favorite stars and POI one of the best shows out there at the moment.


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