Former 'Everybody Loves Raymond' star Patricia Heaton has revealed her conservative views have cost her acting roles in the past.
Patricia Heaton says her political stance has negatively affected her acting career.
The 'The Middle' actress - who is best known for playing Ray Romano's wife in 'Everybody Loves Raymond' - explained her conservative views on topics that include abortion and stem cells have led to her not being considered for certain acting roles.
She told website PopEater: "We know for a fact there are some people who have said they wouldn't want to work with us because of our politics."
Her British actor husband David Hunt - who played Darren McCarthy in '24' and had a guest role in 'Everybody Loves Raymond' - added: "We get lumped in with lunatics."
But the 53-year-old actress is more interested in her Christian faith than how people perceive her political views.
She added: "My feeling is all these things come from God and as long as I know I'm staying in line with him, I don't have to worry if there is backlash.
"God will open any doors he wants to open and if he closes doors that's fine too."