‘The Chosen’ star Jonathan Roumie on playing Jesus: It ‘made me a better version of myself’
NEW You may now listen to Fox News articles while you work or commute! LOS ANGELES (AP) — In Hollywood, there are few things that are more difficult to complete than portraying historical characters. A similar challenge awaits Jonathan Roumie on the set of ” The Chosen,” in which he portrays one of history’s most memorable figures: Jesus. According to the show’s Facebook page, ” The Chosen ” is the first multiseason television series to focus on the life of Jesus. In addition, more than 15,000 contributors contributed more than $10 million to the show’s production.
Roumie, 45, is at the heart of it all, and he just won a Movieguide Award for his performance.
Fox News Channel (FNC): What exactly is the plot of “The Chosen”?
As for the spectators, ideally they will have a similar type of shift inside themselves or at least a new perspective on who Christ was and the people with whom he lived, had his experiences with, and spent his time with throughout the course of the documentary.
A humbling experience, and the highest honor of not only my professional but also personal life.’THE CHOSEN’ $10M CROWDFUNDED SHOW IS OUT NOW: ‘EXPERIENCE JESUS IN A WAY THAT HAS NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE’ is the motto of this event.
A few years ago, our creator-director Dallas Jenkins cast me in a short film for his church’s Easter service.
After that experience, in which we had a terrific time working together and we had a genuine connection with the material and with my portrayal of Christ, he invited me back twice more over the course of two or three years for different additional projects, all of which were similar in nature.
- It would be wonderful if you could be a part of it.” “When do we get started?” I inquired.
- “I usually say that portraying Christ has just made me a better version of myself because I strive to bigger things, to a higher moral foundation, than I did before I began to play him.” — Jonas Roumie’s e-mail address is [email protected]
- “The Chosen” was my second time around with Dallas, and I was looking forward to delving even deeper into the part.
- After then, it’s just a matter of attempting to fit it into my regular routine.
- Roumie:I often say that portraying Christ has just transformed me into a better version of myself since I now aspire to greater achievements and a higher moral foundation than I did before taking on the role.
- However, it has prompted me to strive to be a better person in general.
- Fox News Channel (FNC): Can you tell me about how your Catholicism has affected your performance?
- There’s a lot of history here.
- When it comes to different religions and various denominations of the faith, I believe that it has shaped me into a really open and accepting person.
“People want to witness a high-quality program that represents their beliefs, their perspectives, and their ideals, as well as people that they recognize and characters that they are familiar with on a spiritual level that is personally meaningful to them.” Jonathan Roumie is the author of this piece.
- Fox News: I THOUGHT I WAS A DECENT LEGO BUILDER,’ says Will Arnett, the host of the hit show “LEGO MASTERS.” But after being on set, he learned otherwise.
- Individuals desire to watch a high-quality program that represents their religious beliefs, their thoughts, and their concepts, and that includes characters that they recognize and characters that they are familiar with on a deeply spiritual level.
- The first time this has ever been done in terms of a multi-season television series is finally here, and not because there hasn’t been any decent things before.
- “Behold, I’m doing something fresh,” according to my interpretation of Isaiah 43:19.
- In the history of television, the fact that you can watch this program by just downloading a free app and then effectively seeing the first few episodes for free throughout the entire world at the same time has never been done before.
- Fox News Channel (FNC): There have been some comparisons suggested between “The Chosen” and “The Passion of the Christ” in terms of plot and characters.
- Roumie: A common theme among many who have drawn a similarity between the two films, I believe, has been their emotional response to Jim Caviezel’s depiction of Jesus in the film.
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He was also shown to be without a British accent – no insult intended to the British – which was something we hadn’t seen before and which seemed genuine.
What kind of pals did he have?
How did Jesus manage to stay alive while on the road when he was initially starting his ministry?
Getting to portray those aspects of someone with whom I’ve had an intimate personal relationship for my whole life has been a really exciting experience for me as a performer.
And in that regard, we’re distinct from other projects because, unlike “Passion of the Christ,” which was the highest-grossing independent film of all time, we’re the most successfully crowdfunded media project of all time on Kickstarter.
But, I believe, the thing that people have responded to the most is the fact that there is a human side to Christ that is being presented on film, which has never been done previously.
Everything that happens to me is thus something that God has either permitted or forbidden in some way.
Fox News Channel (FNC): What influence has your personal religion had on your professional life in Hollywood?
I also do a lot of voiceover work for video games, which has had an impact on my willingness to take on certain types of projects that could appear gratuitous in some elements of the genre, whether it’s violence, profanity, or something along those lines.
Having an organic shift in my desire to participate in a mode of storytelling as an actor and a player that uplifts people and the human spirit, that demonstrates to people that Hollywood is more than just R-rated films filled with profanity and all sorts of stuff that kids shouldn’t watch or that even teenagers shouldn’t be exposed to, has been a natural progression for me.
- As a result, it has given me hope that something like this exists and that people are interested in seeing it.
- (“Those Who Have Been Selected”) Fox News Channel (FNC): Do you ever receive negative feedback about your religion or your portrayal of Jesus?
- But, you know, this is the first series in which I’ve ever had a leading role, so who knows what may happen.
- Whatever happens, I don’t feel that my fate is in the hands of males, regardless of whether they dominate the business or not.
- My life is in the control of God.
- So I simply continue to put my faith in him, knowing that no matter what happens, he has my back.
- According to Fox News, do you get tired of hearing people make Jesus-related jokes?
- I have a good sense of humour that holds up very well.
- We’ll say things like, “What if Jesus overslept one morning?” or something along those lines when we’re not on set because a lot of these scenes can be very emotional and very heavy.
I believe that the inevitable sense of humour that comes with playing a character like this is always acceptable, as long as it is done in good taste. It is currently possible to watch “The Chosen” online via the onThe Chosen app.
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NEW It’s now possible to listen to articles from Fox News! The city of Los Angeles has announced the appointment of a new chief information officer. Performing as historical figures is one of the most challenging jobs in Hollywood. While filming ” The Chosen,” Jonathan Roumie is tasked with portraying one of history’s most legendary figures: Jesus Christ. A Facebook group dedicated to the program claims that it is the first multiseason show based on the life of Jesus. In addition, more than 15,000 contributors contributed more than $10 million to the performance.
- It all revolves on Roumie, 45, a recent Movieguide Award winner who recently spoke with Fox News about taking on the role of a life-altering character.
- And if they are capable of being transformed from inside, it is hoped that the spectators would also undergo a similar transformation or at the very least get a new perspective on Christ and the people with whom he lived, shared his experiences with, and spent his time.
- There are no words to describe what it has been a humbling experience and the highest honor of not just my job but my whole life.
- A few years ago, our creator-director Dallas Jenkins cast me in a short film for his church’s Easter service.
Following that experience, in which we had a great time working together and we felt a genuine connection with the material and with my portrayal of Christ, he invited me back twice more over the course of two or three years for various other projects, all of which were similar in nature to the first.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could be involved?” “When are we going to start?” I inquired.
“I constantly say that portraying Christ has just made me a better version of myself because I strive to bigger things, to a higher moral foundation, than I did before I began acting in his role.” — I’m Jonathan Roumie and I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite people in the world: In response to a question from Fox News, what goes through your mind when you are given the part of Jesus?
- I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about who Jesus was and what he meant to people throughout the time I’ve been working with Dallas and in one project before that, so I feel like I’ve had a decent trial run heading into the series.
- During the film “The Chosen,” Jonathan Roumie portrays Jesus Christ (“The Chosen”) CNN: What did it mean to you, as a Christian, to portray Jesus Christ?
- That element of my consciousness wasn’t as prominent as it had been.
- In the history of the world, the story of the life of Jesus has emerged as the largest crowd-funded entertainment project ever undertaken by the general public.
- Roumie: Given that it is the oldest branch of Christianity, Catholicism has had an impact on my performance.
- A great deal may be learned by delving into the experiences of saints and martyrs throughout history, as well as the evolution of the religion over time.
- Furthermore, I feel that entering into a project where not everyone believes the same way as you does simply kind of opens your eyes to the possibility of working with others.
- When you hear that the performance is crowdfunded, how does it make you feel?
- Roumie: That, I believe, speaks volumes about where we are in terms of culture at the moment.
To be able to watch these tales come to life and then be done exceptionally well with a high level of production value is something that I believe people saw as soon as the first trailer was released: “Oh, my gosh, this has the potential to be really, really wonderful.” The first time this has ever been done in terms of a multi-season television series is finally here, and not because there hasn’t been amazing stuff before.
The fact that this series is brand fresh adds to the intrigue.
Many of the themes contained in “The Chosen” are about doing something that has never been done before, something that is utterly unique and distinct, something that breaks the mold on a number of different levels.
So it’s an extremely exciting time for us and for what we’re doing, as well as for the people who are fans of the show, because they’ve never had access to this kind of scripture-derived piece of art and media that really speaks to their hearts and moves them in ways that we haven’t witnessed before.
- Roumie: A common theme among many who have drawn a similarity between the two films, I believe, has been their emotional response to Jim Caviezel’s portrayal of Jesus in the movie.
- The new faith-based series ‘Restored’ by MISSY ROBERTSON delves into life after the events of ‘Duck Dynasty,’ which has the potential to change lives.
- One of the things that I believe was a precursor to what went into developing “The Chosen” was that we got to see a side of Christ that we hadn’t seen before, the human aspect of him.
- In what circles did he hang around with other people?
- How did Jesus manage to stay alive while on the road, launching his ministry?
- Getting to portray those aspects of someone with whom I’ve had an intimate personal relationship for my whole life has been really rewarding for me as an actor.
- Likewise, in terms of being distinct, we’re the largest crowdfunded media project of all time, just as “Passion of the Christ” was the best-grossing independent film of all time before us.
But, I believe, the thing that people have responded to the most is the fact that there is a human side to Christ that is being presented on film, which has never been done before.
Whatever happens to me is a result of something that God has either permitted or prohibited.
Fox News Channel (Fox News) Can you tell me about how your religious beliefs have influenced your professional life?
I also do a lot of voiceover work for video games, which has had an impact on my willingness to take on certain types of projects that could appear gratuitous in some elements of the genre, whether it’s violence, profanity, or something of that nature.
The desire to participate in a mode of storytelling as an actor and as a player that uplifts people and the human spirit has been an organic shift for me.
A hunger, a thirst, and a desire exist for the telling of these types of tales in a way that makes people feel good at the end of the day, and there is an appetite for it, a thirst, and a yearning exist for the telling of these sorts of stories.
Star who is ‘unrivaled’ SECRET SKILL OF JASON BIGGS EXPOSED The film “The Chosen,” starring Jonathan Roumie, has a still from the film on the right.
Fox News Channel (Fox News) Has your religion or your portrayal of Jesus ever resulted in negative feedback?
To be fair, this is the first series in which I’ve played the lead role, so who knows what may happen.
Whatever happens, I don’t feel that my fate is in the hands of males, whether or not they dominate the business.
All that I do is within God’s control.
And so I simply continue to put my faith in him, knowing that no matter what happens, he’ll be there to support me.
Does it annoy you when people make Jesus-themed jokes?
Roumie: I don’t have any.
It’s a kind of shorthand between myself and my director that we use when we’re on set because a lot of these scenes are very emotional and very heavy.
As a filmmaker, there is an expectation that while you are recording really important material, there must be a certain amount of brightness to it.
For as long as it’s done in good taste, I believe that the inevitable sense of humour that comes with playing this kind of character is always enjoyable. For the time being, you may watch “The Chosen” by downloading the app “The Chosen.”
Roumie was born and reared in the city of New York. An Egyptian father, a Syrian grandfather, and an Irish mother make up his family tree. His father was born in Egypt, his grandpa in Syria, and his mother in Ireland. In addition to being baptized in the Greek Orthodox Church, Roumie also converted to Roman Catholicism after relocating from New York City to the suburbs of the city. He graduated with honors from the School of Visual Arts with a degree in cinema.
Roumie has been in a number of television programs, including The Good Wife, As the World Turns, and Castle, among others. He is most recognized for his role as Jesus in the film The Chosen. ‘Once we were Slaves/The Two Thieves’ was his first appearance as Christ, in a traveling multi-media show about the life of St. Faustina titled Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy, and his second appearance as Christ was in ‘Once we were Slaves’. Roumie is also a co-producer, co-director, and main actor in The Last Days: The Passion and Death of Jesus, a live production about the passion of Christ that he co-wrote, co-directed, and performed in.
Celebrity Deathmatch is an MTV series in which Roumie has voiced a number of different characters.
He recorded his first original song, “Outta Time,” for the album Unbreakable, which he co-produced.
He is the founder and director of an entertainment fellowship for Christian entertainment industry people.
Roumie has worked as a ministry leader and as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion in the Catholic Church during his time in the ministry. He is on the boards of directors of two non-profit media organizations: Catholics in Media Associates and the G.K. Chesterton Theatre Company, where he serves as vice president. Since 2009, he has been stationed in Los Angeles. In 2020, he was nominated for the Order of St. Gregory the Great, which is the highest honor bestowed by the Pope.
The Chosen– Jesus has a personal relationship with the LeperRoumie’s depiction of Jesus Christ in the film Several publications, including the National Catholic Register, America Magazine, The Atlantic, and the Irish Times, have written on the book.
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|2020||Movieguide Awards||Grace Prize for Most Inspiring Performance for TV||The Chosen, Episode 1.8 – “I am He”||Won|
|2019–2021||The Chosen||Jesus||16 episodes|
|2020||Chicago Med||Christian Edwards|
|2017||The Mindy Project||Dr. Montpellier|
|2016||The Good Wife||Monte Ecklund|
|2015||Dog With A Blog||Dr. Monfore|
|2015||NCIS: Los Angeles||Perry Gaffney|
|2014||Hart of Dixie||Jeffrey|
|2007||As The World Turns||Jim Fellows||7 episodes|
|2006||Oh! Be Joyful!||Jim James||Indie Pilot|
|2023||Jesus Revolution||Lonnie Frisbee|
|2017||Life Hack||Greg Scheckler|
|2016||Let It Bleed||The Sadist|
|2015||YouI, My Dear||Ken|
|2015||The Funeral Guest||Luke|
|2014||Once we were slaves||Jesus||RenamedThe Two Thieves|
|2013||A Day In The Country||Hal||Canon Imagin8tion Contest Winner|
|2013||Saving Lincoln||John Wilkes Booth|
|2008||Revolutionary Road||Party Guest|
|2016||Mafia III||Additional Voices|
|2015||Fallout 4||Jack Cabot, Doc Weathers, Honest Dan|
|2010||Mafia II||Italian Civilian, Gangster, Greaser|
|2003||Batman: Dark Tomorrow||Tim Drake/Robin|
|2012||Anaconda(*Best of Hollywood Fringe – 2012)||Phil Becker|
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In his depiction of Jesus in the television series The Chosen, actor Jonathan Roumie, a devout Roman Catholic, told the Irish Times that Pope Francis’ message of mercy had influenced his work as an actor. In attendance at the Avalon Hollywood 28th Annual Movieguide® Awards was Jonathan Roumie. (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 License) “My mother is Roman Catholic—from she’s Ireland—and my father is Egyptian, and his father’s father is Syrian. My mother is from Ireland, and my father is from Egypt.
- The Christian believes that “if I truly practice my faith, God is a part of my existence in everything that I do.” “God is a part of my existence in everything that I do,” the Christian believes.
- In an Instagram post, Roumie characterized it as “the highest honor of my spiritual life, as well as the fulfillment of a boyhood desire.” The Chosenis a television series based on the life of Jesus of Nazareth that will run for several seasons.
- Approximately 75,000 individuals donated to season one’s crowdfunding campaign, and 125,000 people contributed to season two’s campaign, with 86 percent of those who contributed to season one subsequently contributing to season two.
- David Guffeyof the Congregation of Holy Cross; Doug Huffman, an Evangelical New Testament scholar; and RabbiJason Sobel, a Messianic Jew.
- The episodes were recorded on a set that was built in Utah by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to seem like a recreation of first-century Jerusalem.
- In terms of his acting career, Roumie stated that he is “interested in performing projects that enhance the human soul,” according to the National Catholic Register.
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Pope Francis meets actor who plays Jesus in ‘The Chosen’
13:01 p.m. on August 11, 2021 in the Rome Newsroom As part of his trip to Rome this week to see pilgrimage sites associated to the Gospels, the actor who portrays Jesus in the online series “The Chosen” met with Pope Francis on Wednesday, allowing him to realize a longtime ambition. In an interview with Catholic News Agency, Jonathan Roumie, a Catholic who has been bringing Christ to the screen for the evangelical Christian-produced series since 2019, said seeing the pope was “a boyhood dream come true.” From the time I was a child, I had a strong desire to meet the Pope and attend World Youth Day, but I didn’t know how to go about doing so.
His Spanish-language presentation to the Pope was brief, but he expressed his gratitude for Francis’ prayers for him as he continues to represent Jesus in the online series.
In his remarks after the event, Jenkins, an evangelical Christian, stated that the experience was “less of a personal issue,” but that the crowd was “very intriguing.” The musical is about Jesus and Jenkins says he told him, “I’m a Protestant, but I’m putting on a show about Jesus that people of all religions would love.” He was taken completely by surprise by the Pope’s reaction.
And I responded affirmatively.
“And I said, ‘no, no,’ to which he responded with laughter.” In addition to having a wonderful sense of humour, I found him to be an all-around lovely person.” Jenkins expressed his appreciation for the formality of the ceremony, saying, “I enjoy everything of it even if I don’t connect to it.” In Rome, the cast and crew of the television show “The Chosen” had the opportunity to tour ancient Catholic churches that house the relics of apostles and other biblical personalities that appear in the show.
- Relics of St.
- John the Baptist’s head are housed in the churches, along with the graves of the apostles St.
- Philip, among other things.
- Known in Rome as the ‘Scala Sancta,’ the marble stairwell, which was given to the city by St.
- As he described it, “walking up the steps on my knees.
- Peter’s Basilica, where he discovered the bones of St.
- Harmon is the CEO of Angel Studios, which distributes “The Chosen.” According to Harmon, there was a lot of history involved with the encounter.
- Padre Pio’s grave in the Italian town of San Giovanni Rotondo, which is about a four-hour drive from the capital city of Rome.
- Padre Pio for numerous years, which grew stronger during the pandemic as he joined others in prayer via livestream on social media.
- “That went on for 40 days,” he continued.
Roumie stated that he has attempted to understand “how Christ would have experienced joy, happiness, despair, rage, and loneliness” through his role in “The Chosen.” According to him, the question is this: “How might I feel the most apparent characteristics of God’s love, mercy, and compassion?” “May you tell me how I can extend that to the other persons on the scene?” (The rest of the story follows below.)
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- The first season of “The Chosen” focused on the first meetings between Jesus and his first disciples, which included Simon Peter, Matthew, and Mary Magdalene.
- The first few episodes of the second season deal with Jesus’ rising popularity, and the season concludes with the Sermon on the Mount.
- The righteous, holy wrath of God has been glimpsed here and there, but I haven’t yet been forced to get to the point where we’re flipping tables.” “I believe that’s going to be incredibly fantastic,” he expressed his excitement.
- The series has amassed a large worldwide following thanks to its streaming app, which makes the show available in more than 50 different language options.
- It’s unlikely that most people will watch it the first time they hear about it.
- She is a Harvard University graduate who has worked in newsrooms on three continents and was given the Gardner Fellowship for her work with North Korean refugees.
‘God Is Sowing Seeds for a Fertile Revival’ Says Actor Who Plays Jesus in ‘The Chosen’
PARIS, France — The French capital is home to the World Cup. The actor Jonathan Roumie, who plays Jesus in the television series “The Chosen,” told CBN News that he is humbled by the way God is using the show to affect millions of people across the world as he walked through Paris’ iconic Champs-Élysées this week. “Do you find yourself pinching yourself when you realize the significance of the part you are performing and how well the show has performed?” CBN News was the one that inquired. In response, Roumie said, “I’m not sure if I pinch myself, but I’m more like ‘bow my head to the ground’ because I never feel like I’m deserving of the things that are happening to me as a consequence.” Three years after the first episode aired, the series is now being shown for the first time on television screens across France, on one of the country’s most popular television networks.
- Despite the fact that we like our platform and that we have a free app that is open to everyone in the globe, being accepted by Canal + has been an incredible honor.
- “The connection between the disciples and Jesus, it is something I really admire,” stated one of the audience members.
- Moreover, despite the fact that it is available for free on their app, fans have contributed more than $40 million to the production budget, making it the greatest crowd-funded media initiative in the history of entertainment.
- And, as of today’s recording, the series has been viewed by more than 321 million people across the world.
Angel Studios’ Jared Geesey told CBN News that “we can’t reach a billion people only by speaking English,” and that “in order to reach a billion people, we have to open new languages.” ***Please subscribe to CBN Newsletters and download the CBN News app to guarantee that you continue to receive the most up-to-date news from a distinctively Christian viewpoint.
According to Célérier, who spoke to CBN News from Paris, “my aim is that people would connect, not with the program, but with Jesus via the characters in the show.” Célérier has organized hundreds of French pastors and Catholic leaders to hold follow-up outreach and discipleship activities during the length of The Chosen’s seven-season broadcast, which will take place between September and December.
An additional 3,500 Christians have volunteered to host small groups in their homes and other venues to debate the series, bringing the total number of volunteers to almost 5,000.
“We are preparing the fields, we are preparing the hearts with season one, but I hope that season after season people will connect more and more with Jesus,” he stated.
As Roumie explained, “Yeah, I believe it is already occurring, and I believe we are a contributing piece to the tale and to the achievement, by God, and I’m just happy to be a part of it.”
Film series ‘The Chosen’ explores its Catholic side in the Eternal City
VATICAN CITY – The city of Rome is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This week, Pope Francis had a chance encounter with none other than Jesus himself in St. Peter’s Square. Jonathan Roumie, who portrays Christ in the television series “The Chosen” and was in Rome to promote the program, was among those that the pope chatted with when addressing the faithful on Wednesday, August 11. “Meeting the pope was like having a childhood dream come true,” Roumie told Religion News Service later that day at Rome’s Hotel Indigo St.
“It was like a childhood dream come true.” “The Chosen,” a television series recounting the stories of the Gospels, is currently in the process of filming its third season, which will premiere in March 2022.
Roumie reported that the pope’s face brightened up when he learned of the news, and Francis informed him that it was “essential” that he “invite him, that I locate him, and that it would make me very pleased.” “The Chosen” was launched in 2019 and quickly became a global success, due in part to the massive amount of money raised through crowdfunding – the greatest amount ever raised for a media project.
- More than 300 million people across the world have tuned in to watch the show.
- In order to meet with the pope, Roumie had to get endorsements from Bishop Robert Barron, who serves as auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles, as well as the Rev.
- Roumie is a practicing Catholic.
- Roumie has been joined by Jenkins and Neal Harmon on their tour.
- According to Jenkins, who was speaking about the graves of the apostles maintained in a basilica in Rome, “Jonathan and I had a thoughtful moment when we saw the tomb of the bones of Philip and James,” according to RNS.
- When Roumie visited Rome, the Scala Sancta or “Holy Stair,” which is a set of 28 marble steps near the Archbasilica of St.
- The Scala Sancta or “Holy Stair” is believed to be the same steps that Jesus climbed in Jerusalem to stand trial before the Roman Praetor Pontius Pilate, moved Roumie as well.
He climbed the steps on his knees, reciting the prayers that chronicle the story of Christ’s Passion, from the Last Supper to his resurrection.
His ascent took on an additional (if figurative) spiritual dimension because it took place during one of Italy’s hottest summers on record, which has been dubbed “Lucifer” by the local media.
Nicholas to Russia in 2017 in an effort to restore relations with the Orthodox Church in that country.
In 2019, the Pope presented a portion of the relics of St.
On the set of “The Chosen,” director Dallas Jenkins, left, interacts with actor Jonathan Roumie, who portrays Jesus Christ, during a conversation.
According to Jenkins, who is an evangelical Christian and the son of Jerry B.
Harmon, who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said the series “truly comes from an evangelical standpoint, but since (Jenkins) has done such a terrific job of relaying the narrative of Jesus, I’ve bumped into folks who think this is their program.” The biblical advisory council for “The Chosen,” which is comprised of representatives from various faith traditions, will occasionally suggest “a slightly different wording” in order to avoid offending religious sensitivities, but Harmon ultimately credits Jenkins’ creative vision for the show’s success.
- “The Chosen” is currently in its third season.
- Jesus Christ is played by Jonathan Roumie, second from right, in the television series “The Chosen.” Featured image courtesy of Angel Studios In the beginning, we must be real and human.
- “We are attempting to discover beauty rather than to make beauty,” he said, alluding to the masterpieces of the Catholic sculptor Michelangelo, who saw his labor as just liberating the artwork from its marble cage, rather than as creating beauty himself.
- It has been necessary for “The Chosen” to confront with the basic rifts that are ripping away the fabric of the Christian community, despite its efforts to broaden its audience reach.
- When it comes to Jesus, “the talks we’ve had just demonstrate how much we agree on,” Jenkins said.
- The director hopes that Pope Francis will attend the performance.
- “Something that doesn’t come with a lot of fanfare and ceremony.” “As an evangelical, that has a lot of resonance with me,” Jenkins expressed his feelings.
In response to the encounter, Jenkins told RNS that “Protestants and Catholics still have some challenges to address, and there is still some division.” “Shoot for the moon and back!” Dallas Jenkins on the set of the television series “The Chosen.” Featured image courtesy of Angel Studios
Jesus Actor in ‘The Chosen’ Talks About Show’s Christmas Special
In my opinion, there will always be some type of spiritual attack whenever you spend your time and energy to serving God and Jesus, as well as making Jesus’ name more widely known over the world. WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of State has issued a statement saying that The online seriesThe Chosen, which depicts the birth of Christ through the perspective of Mary and Joseph, just released a Christmas special that was shown in cinemas. With EWTN News In Depth, actor Jonathan Roumie talked about the show’s aim and his Catholic faith.
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We may see and meet Jesus through the eyes of those who knew him best, the disciples and his friends, and witness how they were influenced by his life, then we, as viewers, can be impacted by Jesus’ life as well, according to the director.
When asked about the possibility of spiritual attacks, he responded, “I believe there are always types of spiritual attack whenever you commit yourself to serving God and loving Jesus and making Jesus’ name more known over the world.” He claims that The Chosen, which is largely seen through the show’s app, has been downloaded in every country on the planet and has been translated into more than 50 languages so far.
Therefore, he said, “anytime that you undertake such an important duty and mission,” as it were, “you will always find yourself the target of hostile attacks from the adversary.” “However, it’s not a big deal because we all know how the narrative will finish.” In the same way as The Chosen has a worldwide audience in terms of watching, the people who develop and work on the program come from a variety of different backgrounds.
- Dallas Jenkins, the show’s creator, is an evangelical Protestant, and a wide range of religious communities are represented on the set.
- “I believe that TV shows, and even just workplaces, could use this as a guideline for how to kind of work and live and create a project truly in harmony,” Roumie said.
- In his first role as Christ, Roumie worked on a Saint Luke Productions project about St.
- Faustina.” “I did three days of filming on a project about St.
- In addition to his personal devotion to the Divine Mercy, Roumie’s father has had a devotion to the Divine Mercy for the last 30 years.
- Since then, he has included this devotion into his usual prayer routine.
- Consequently, whenever I participate in the sacraments, I get an amazing sense of serenity.” “I believe that it brings me closer and closer to the degree of human perfection that we are always urged to strive for by Jesus,” he said further.
In a deeper spiritual sense, it is a contemplation on Christ’s life and existence; it is about who he is, what he accomplished, and what his sacrifice was.” In the end, Roumie believes that “everything is supposed to get us closer to the beings that God made us to be.” Roumie believes that
Actor Jonathan Roumie, who plays Jesus in ‘The Chosen,’ meets the pope in Rome
It is not every day that the Pope and an actor portraying Jesus Christ come face to face in the Italian capital. On the other hand, on Wednesday, August 11, when Jonathan Roumie met with Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square, the exact opposite occurred. In the words of Roumie, according to Religion News Service, “meeting the pope was essentially having a childhood dream realized.” This particular moment, spent with @Pontifex. pic.twitter.com/iIRhnGSH2I — Jonathan Roumie (@JonathanRoumie) on Twitter The date is August 12, 2021.
- Additionally, Roumie has requested the Pope’s prayers for him while he performs as Jesus in the film The Chosen.
- From the Last Supper to Christ’s Resurrection, Roumie ascended the 28 stairs on his knees, saying prayers from the beginning to the end.
- The Chosen, which has had more than 300 million views globally, appeals to viewers of a wide range of religious faiths.
- Many Latter-day Saints have also expressed interest in the show, and a biblical advisory council comprised of representatives from various religious traditions ensures that the language used in the series does not offend people of different faiths.
- Season one of the show is also available on DVD through the website deseretbook.com.
Featured image: Twitter screenshot
The Chosenis the first-ever multi-season television series to be based on the life of Jesus Christ. The Chosen, a film that was made outside of the Hollywood system, allows us to view Him through the eyes of individuals who were close to him. This television show is appropriate for anybody at any stage of their relationship with Jesus Christ.
‘The Chosen’ is the latest in a long line of innovations the church has embraced
Growing up in a Christian home is a wonderful privilege, but it also means that we are familiar with all of the tales of the Bible. Having knowledge comes with the risk that we might not always hear what we need to hear. Because we have heard a chapter or a verse before, we may not notice the complexity of the verse or the historical context of the passage. There are several approaches of hearing Scripture for the first time. Helpful resources include a skillful preacher, Bible meditation, and a modern translation.
- The Ones Who Have Been Selected.
- With the addition of “The Chosen,” we now have a new tool in our arsenal.
- They are not all of equal quality, and when I heard that another one was in the works, I was a little concerned.
- It is unlike any other film or television show based on the life of Jesus that has ever been made.
- “The Chosen” is a gospel narrative that is shown on a screen – whether it be a phone, tablet, television, or projector.
- Many people prefer to view information on a screen rather than print it.
- Codices were used by early Christians to distribute copies of the New Testament.
Choosing ‘The Chosen’ is a related topic.
The gospel has now been depicted in a well-crafted manner, and we should be asking ourselves how we might utilize it to forward the message of Jesus Christ.
It does not start with the birth of Jesus or with the identity of Jesus.
A group of youngsters observe Jesus through the eyes of persons such as Mary Magdalene, Nicodemus, Peter, and the apostle Matthew.
The disciples, along with Mary Magdalene, Nicodemus and others, will have to sort things out together.
When a scene or storyline is added to the biblical narrative in order to make a movie more comprehensible, Christians might feel uneasy with it.
What really was their goal?
“All scriptural and historical background, as well as any artistic imagination, are intended to buttress the truth and aim of the Scriptures,” they write.
While seeing “The Chosen,” I was startled, surprised, and affected by what I was witnessing.
I was thrilled to be able to share this tale with my friends, family, and neighborhood neighbors.
We have discovered some excellent news, and we should wish to share it with as many people as we possibly can.
In this picture, Jesus is surrounded by his followers Simon Peter, John, and Matthew.
At the same time, a large number of individuals in society are asking difficult questions and seeking clarification.
Open your doors and extend an invitation to everyone in your community to join you.
Invite your neighbors, cook a dinner together, and learn about Jesus together.
People are going to ask inquiries.
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Actor Who Plays Jesus Says The Chosen TV Series ‘Deepened My Faith Very Intensely’
The filmmakers of the new biblical television seriesThe Chosenhave expressed their hope that the show would assist viewers to improve their faith. It has already done so in the case of one of the main actors. Jonathan Roumie, who portrays Jesus in all eight episodes of the series, told Christian Headlines that his faith has increased as a result of his involvement with the project. “It’s really increased my faith,” Roumie expressed her gratitude. “And I believe that part of it is due to the fact that I’ve been spending so much time with the character in prayer, as well as with Christ.” It is something that has had a significant influence on it in a really positive way.” The series, which can be seen on The Chosen app, premiered in 2019 following the greatest crowdfunding media campaign in history, which collected more than $10 million for more than 16,000 individuals.
The Chosen app is available on iOS and Android devices.
Roumie also had a role in the short film, as Jesus.
Roumie stated that there is a distinction between playing a typical character and portraying someone who is both “the Son of God and a normal human being.” He prepared for his role in The Chosen, he says, by doing “a lot of study,” which includes reading the gospels and other historical records, among other things.
“I’m simply trying to get out of the way,” says the author.
“Of course, there are occasions in every actor’s career when they have thought to themselves, ‘I wish they had used a different take.’ However, with The Chosen, I’m able to watch the program and appreciate it more objectively because it doesn’t appear to be me on the screen at all.
This is a pretty great feeling since it makes me feel like I’m not watching myself.
There’s nothing else I can do but give praise to the Holy Spirit for orchestrating this project in such a manner that it has touched individuals on a deeply spiritual level while also sparking their own faith and interest.” The Chosen: 4 Things You Should Know About Them Featured image courtesy of: The Chosen For the past two decades, Michael Foust has chronicled the nexus between faith and journalism.
His articles have featured in a variety of publications, including Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, the Leaf-Chronicle, the Toronto Star, and the Knoxville News-Sentinel, among others.