‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’: Vincent D’Onofrio on playing Jerry Falwell and scandalous televangelists

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New York Daily News

They went to hell and back. Michael Showalter’s “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” now in theaters and based on the 2000 documentary of the same name, explores the heavenly rise and hellish fall of televangelists and “The PTL Club” hosts Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker, played by Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield. “Obviously there were the things on ‘Saturday Night Live’ about it and there was other comedy stuff about it and stuff, but only on the peripheral did I really pay attention to it,” Vincent D’Onofrio, who plays Reverend Jerry Falwell, told the Daily News of watching the scandal unfold at the tim…

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