How many Mormon actors in NOM's "Gathering Storm" ad?

The audition reels:

Auditions 1-12:

Auditions 13-23:

I count 3 so far.

And, no, this is not about "outing" these actors.

I'm simply curious to know how many of them are LDS.

And, if you happen to be one of the actors from the "Gathering Storm" ad, please feel free to leave a comment explaining your decision to participate in the project.

As far as NOM's new ad ("No Offense") is concerned, Tim Fernholz has an interesting comment re NOM's nod to contingency.

And here's my take on the fresh hoopla that will be accompanying the release of NOM's latest ad:

I'm no fan of beauty pageants and take a dim view not only of contestants but of anyone associated with such productions. Personally, I would prefer being spared the annoyance of hearing anything that pageant participants like Ms. Prejean or Mr. Hilton might have to say about an issue as important as marriage equality. Whether it's his condemnation of discrimination or her defense of religious principle, both are tainted by association with the degrading spectacle that is The Miss USA pageant.

So, anyway, this is me rejecting and denouncing those twin relics of barbarism: theocracy and trash culture.

UPDATE: The correct answer is 10 (ten Mormon actors that have been ID'd in the audition reels and/or final ad).


Reuven said...

If I had to guess, I'd say that the Mormons were the ones that had the least trouble with the lines. (BTW: Sorry I missed you in Taipei! I had a great time there.)

Anonymous said...

I guess 1, 3 and 6 anyway. Am I right?

Chino Blanco said...

Reuven - Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. No worries, there's always next time. Re your comment: indeed, ha!

Anon - Perhaps, but that's not the 3 I'm aware of. My trio includes a granddaughter of LDS prophet Ezra Taft Benson and a well-known Mormon vocalist.

Anonymous said...

I'm aware of the well know Mormon vocalist (her husband was on one of the actors on an audition tape too) but not any of the others who actually made it into the ad.

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