"Book of Mormon" star: I thought I would be killed

The controversial musical "The Book of Mormon" by the creators of "South Park" is one of the biggest hits Broadway has seen in years, winning over critics and audiences alike. The combination of edgy content and raw star power from the young cast has made this show a nine-time Tony award winner.

For "Early Coffee," "The Early Show on Saturday Morning" anchors sat down with the show's stars - Josh Gad who plays Elder Cunningham, Andrew Rannells who plays Elder Price, Nikki M. James who plays Nabulungi, and Rory O'Malley who plays Elder McKinley - to talk about how the show became such a success.

But it almost didn't happen for Gad who says he almost didn't take the role because of its irreverent take on the Mormon faith.

He recalled, "I called up my agent when I first heard. They sent me a demo with a controversial number on it that's still in the show to this day and I said I really love Trey and Matt...but I don't want to die. ...I don't want to get shot and I fell like feel like this is intense material.'"

For more, click on the video below to find out what how the stars say Mormons react to the show and find out how one star finds inspiration from Disney princesses.

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