Rainn Wilson Sees No Difference Between Art And Spirituality


Rainn Wilson is an intensely spiritual man, but he doesn't find that to be at odds with his existence as part of the Hollywood machine.

During a conversation with HuffPost Live's Ricky Camilleri, Wilson answered a fan's question about his Baha'i faith -- which he has blogged about for The Huffington Post -- and how it factors into his work on shows like "The Office" and his new series "Backstrom."

"How do I incorporate my faith into my work? I think that being an artist is one of the highest forms of spirituality you can do, because you are being of service to people, you are being creative, expressing creativity, you are providing entertainment, you're trying to get people to think and feel deeply on a soul level," Wilson said.

Wilson added that even playing his latest character, the caustic investigator at the center of "Backstrom," allows him to explore a "greater understanding of the human condition."

"I don't see an artistic journey and a spiritual journey as being that different," he said.

Watch Rainn Wilson's words on faith in the video above, and click here for his full HuffPost Live conversation.

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