Edgar Ramirez stars in Deliver Us From Evil as a priest who has on more than one occasion had his faith challenged after witnessing a horrific moment or two. We caught up with Ramirez for an exclusive interview where the star talks about what most surprised him in his research about the real people who perform exorcisms.
“The contradiction between divinity and profanity,” Ramirez said without missing a beat.
“There’s an inherent clash of forces in these people when it comes down to dealing with the divine and the profane. There is a constant contradiction.”
Ramirez stars as the partner of Eric Bana’s NYPD Officer Ralph Sarchie, who gets pulled into the world of demonic possession after a series of crimes grip the city. The film is based on a true story -- more on it can be seen in this special Deliver Us From Evil clip.
We were fascinated with Ramirez’s opinion as to why audiences adore films that have exorcisms in them, as teased in the Deliver Us From Evil trailer, and what it is about them that keeps audiences coming back.
“The ongoing battle between good and evil is inherent to human nature,” Ramirez said. “In the end we are always trying to control our circumstances. When you lose that… it’s very scary.”