Adam Pascal, Who Played Roger in Rent, Talks About His Atheism

Adam Pascal originated the role of “Roger” in the hit Broadway musical “Rent” and he recently filmed a segment for Chris Johnson‘s multimedia book about atheists and what gives them joy and meaning in life.

In the segment below, Pascal talks about how “No Day But Today” — a message repeated throughout the musical — really takes on special meaning when you don’t believe in the afterlife:

(via The Atheist Book)

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  • Baby_Raptor

    Excuse me while I go fangirl everywhere…

    Rent is by far my favourite movie/musical ever. And Roger was one of my favourite characters. I had no idea he’s an Atheist.

    My morning has been made.

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  • TheG

    Fanboy here. How could you not see atheism everywhere you go in that musical? The irreverence was huge. Look at La Vie Bohem (and listen, I guess!).

    But if there were a heaven, I’d like to think it would be something like the Kit Kat Klub, but maybe that’s just me.

  • Baby_Raptor

    To be fair, irreverence to a topic in a role does not always mean that the actor holds those views.

  • aoscott

    That guy KILLS it on the drums!! Haha or well his buckets that he plays on…but he was definitely one of my favorites in that show.

  • anita

    Angel played the buckets, not Roger.

  • aoscott

    Urhrhh my mistake! Thank you for pointing that out for me :] It’s been awhile since I’ve seen it…