I have the first five seasons of 7th Heaven. It’s been a year-or-so since I’ve watched the show, but I’m a fan. And I would say that my favorite character was Eric Camden, the father and pastor. I liked Annie Camden (Eric’s wife) too, but I liked Eric a little more. He had his flaws, but he always tried to help people.
I know that the actor and the role that he plays are not necessarily
the same. Still, whenever I encounter a character whom I like—-a good
character—-I do hope that the actor is at least somewhat like that
character, that the actor is putting a bit of himself into the role.
Maybe that is naive on my part.
Can I watch 7th Heaven and like Eric Camden, even if Stephen
Collins did horrible things? Eric Camden would never do what Stephen
Collins allegedly did. Eric Camden would do what is right.
It may be a while before I watch 7th Heaven again, if I ever
do. True, the actor and the role that he plays are not necessarily the
same. But I will not be able to watch Eric Camden, without thinking
about the horrible things that Stephen Collins did (assuming the taped
confession is authentic).