‘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.
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- 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 will 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 bored of hearing people make Jesus-related jokes?
- I have a pretty sturdy sense of humor.
- There is a thing that that because you’re filming stuff that’s very serious, a lot of the time there has to be a lightness to it.
I think the humor that inevitably comes from doing a role like this, as long as it’s in good taste, is always welcomed. “The Chosen” is available to stream now at onThe Chosen app.
The Actor Who Portrays Jesus in ‘The Chosen’ is Aware of the Honor and Responsibility He Now Bears
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 result.” 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.”
Actor Jonathan Roumie, who plays Jesus in ‘The Chosen,’ meets the pope in Rome
The French capital, Paris, has announced a new initiative to combat child sexual abuse. 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 reach millions of people across the world as he walked through Paris’ iconic Champs-Élysées this week. If the size of the role you are playing, as well as the success of the program, do you pinch yourself every now and then? This was the question posed by CBN News.
According to Katherine Warnock, one of the show’s producers, “being on a big network is a first.” Our platform is fantastic, and the fact that it is open to everyone in the globe via a free app is fantastic, but being welcomed by Canal + has been an incredible honor.” “The Chosen” was screened in front of 500 people in a Paris movie theater ahead of its broadcast next week, with many of those in attendance seeing the program for the first time.
The connection between Jesus and his followers, one participant said, “is something I really admire.” A second person stated that the video was “different from other Jesus pictures,” and that it was “simply great.” This is the first time that a television show on the life of Jesus has been broadcast over a multi-season period of time.
So far, sixteen episodes of “The Chosen” have been released in 50 different languages.
Angel Studios, which is in charge of distribution, intends to dub the series in the top 25 languages spoken throughout the world, with the goal of reaching a billion people at the outset of the production.
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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.” In order to follow up on The Chosen’s seven-season broadcast, Célérier has organized hundreds of French pastors and Catholic leaders to conduct follow-up ministry and discipleship initiatives.
Célérier expressed optimism that people would connect more and more with Jesus as the seasons progressed.
The same may be said about Roumie’s prayer, as he recently stated on Instagram that he feels “God is tilling the land and sowing seeds for a fertile rebirth.
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 simply pleased to be a part of it.”
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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.
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 in ‘The Chosen’ Hopes to Lead People ‘to Christ in Some Way’
When it comes to portraying Jesus, Jonathan Roumie acknowledges his Catholic religion as the cornerstone of his representation. LOS ANGELES (AP) – When asked about his portrayal of Jesus, Jonathan Roumie, the actor at the center of the highest-grossing crowdfunded media production in history, The Chosen, says his Catholic faith served as the foundation for his performance. During a recent Zoom interview with the Register (to see the whole interview, go to ), the 45-year-old actor discussed how providential circumstances in his life led to his casting in The Chosen, a television series focusing on the mission of Jesus Christ.
- My mother is a Roman Catholic; she’s from Ireland; and my father is from Egypt; his father is from Syria.
- Roumie added that, while he has never strayed from his religious beliefs, he has had a “deeper conversion” in the previous several years.
- The presence of God has been too prominent in my life for the entire time I can recall.” He then went on to talk about a time when he was out of job in Los Angeles.
- Then, when I was on my knees, I cried to God, “I don’t understand why you’ve led me to this point.” I’m not sure what I’m doing here.
- I believe you placed this desire in my heart to be an artist, to in some way serve you — yet I’m struggling to make ends meet.
- For a long time, I had asked, ‘If this is not what I am supposed to be doing, please tell me,’ and I had not received any other suggestions as to what I should be doing instead — yet here I was, literally brought to my knees.
- “I handed everything over to him and told him, ‘You take care of it.'” In his explanation, Roumie described how he was shocked to receive money in the mail later that same day, which he used to pay off all of his upcoming debts.
Complete and total surrender, huh?
‘You got it,’ I said.
Like everyone else, I’ve had challenges and dealt with stress.
I vowed to put my faith in God, even if it meant waiting until the eleventh hour.
Three months after that, I was cast in the part of Jesus in the film The Chosen.” Roumie is a believer in God’s divine kindness, which resonates with her.
Roumie also expressed his gratitude to the people who helped him receive the icon.
‘I received a note from a woman who had never said the Rosary or chaplet before and who had decided to become Catholic and had signed up for RCIA.’ When asked how he has navigated a business that is fraught with moral compromise, Roumie stated that he had never had to turn down a lucrative part that violated his “red lines” of religion and morality, but he was not persuaded that he could not have justified taking it.
“Reflecting on the past, I realize that it must have been God who kept me alive until I was strong enough to confront this truth – true success.” Perhaps, at one point, I would have been open to the redeeming characteristics that a character might possess – as artists, we must strive to be open to the redeeming qualities that a character might possess.
His explanation included the words, “I’m also very cognizant of the responsibility I have now, playing this role of Jesus.” “For me, as a Christian, if I truly am practicing my faith, God is a part of my existence in everything that I do; so I’m not only acknowledging him, fully and completely with my being, but I’m also trying to evaluate how this role can be better served through my faith, through the lens of my faith,” Roumie said of his role as the Son of God.
- “I have a much greater advantage than, I believe, anyone else who has played Christ — in terms of the ability to ‘humanize’ him — because of the length of time we have to spend with the stories that we’re telling,” he continued.
- Roumie was quick to embrace the role, insisting that the Incarnate Word’s humor and strong, relatable masculinity were essential characteristics of the character.
- If Jesus was to have had a life and be aware of what was coming his way, he would have dealt with the situation in some way.
- How did he deal with these circumstances in the course of his human life?
- What methods do you use to deal with stress?
- He has a soft spot for children, and children enjoy being made to laugh.
- His face, which is frozen in this moment, reveals a range of emotions, including love, joy, and sorrow.
- When I looked back on that moment, I realized I was attempting to communicate the perfect relationship between the Creator and his creation: that perfect act of praise and worship offered to him by these pure souls, who at this point in their development are still only 100 percent love.
- It was just music to his ears.” Considered a resounding success, the critically acclaimed first multiseason series on the life of Christ, and having been independently released around the world to more than 180 countries,The Chosenis now crowdfunding to produce Season Two.
- Roumie says he feels blessed by the opportunity.
- I think people are hungry for it.
I think the fact that we’re going through this pandemic has allowed people to reevaluate their relationships to their Creator, or even start looking for that relationship. If I can lead them to Christ in some way, I feel that that’s what I’m here to do.” Bree Dailwrites from the East Coast.
‘The Chosen’s’ Jonathan Roumie reveals what it was like to play Jesus (Part 2)
This is the second part of our conversation with Jonathan Roumie, who portrays Jesus in The Chosen, a new television series based on the Gospels, which will air in the fall. This multi-season television series portraying the life of Christ, written and directed by Dallas Jenkins, is the first crowdfunded media production in history and the most successful in the world. All eight episodes are presently accessible online on the show’s website, YouTube, and the VidAngel streaming app, among other places.
Zoe Romanowsky (Zoe Romanowsky): Many youngsters appear to be enjoying The Chosen (Parents should be aware that sequences of demonic possession in Episode 1 may be disturbing to smaller children), and many parents have informed me that their favorite episode is the one in which the children and Jesus are on the throne.
- Jonathan Roumie (Jonathan Roumie): Because the entire episode was shot outdoors, it was a great way to start because it felt chronological.
- I was able to use what I had learned from that experience to my subsequent time with the apostles.
- The two bookends of Season 1 had the scenes that had the most emotional impact on me.
- Mary Magdalene’s salvation is brought to you by Dallas and his crew, who wrote it so wonderfully and did such a good job constructing the plot up until this point.
- That is why I am convinced that the writing is being guided by the Holy Spirit.
- Then there’s the last episode, with the woman at the well, who is going through her conversion, as well as the hurt and anguish she’s been through, as well as her recovery.
- It was really emotional for me to witness this woman’s conversion in front of my eyes as we were filming the event.
After that, there’s the scene with Nicodemus.
Again, it was a lovely moment that I shared with Erick Avari, who portrays Nicodemus, and I feel really fortunate and grateful to have had these opportunities and experiences.
I’m aware that there are plans for more seasons – Season 2 is now being written — but I’m not sure what they are.
I’ve got a long list of things I’d want to try.
To give you an example, Zebedee was never planned for more than a couple of episodes, but he just bursts off the screen and is such a joy to watch that they put him into other sequences later on.
But I’m also aware that Dallas is drawn to material that has an emotional resonance for him; in fact, that’s what he prioritizes.
It’s one of the most powerful passages in the New Testament, and it has a special meaning for me.
Dallas is not obligated to follow time lines in the manner in which they are written.
But I’m looking forward to getting my hands on everything.
For me, what was new was learning about theological connections between the Old Covenant and the New Covenant, and how they relate to one another.
I’ve learned about the origins of the Mass as well as the significance of certain events that occurred in the New Testament and how much they correspond to events that occurred in the Old Testament and what the significance was, such as the Passover Seder and what it all means and how it applies to the Last Supper and the Mass.
- Learning about Jesus’ culture was fresh to me in a manner that I had never studied before, and it piqued my interest, prompting me to want to learn even more.
- I’ve also visited Temple to get a taste of what it’s like.
- Because of this, I’ve reached a point where I’m attempting to show more compassion and love to my fellow man on a regular basis.
- I believe it has made me more empathetic, more open, more ecumenical, and even more grateful of our religion and the sacrifice of the Mass as a result of my experiences.
- You indicated that you recently participated in a 40-day Holy Hour on Facebook, during which you recited the Divine Mercy Chaplet for others.
- It was found by my father around ten years before I became interested in it.
- I have a narrative of how I came to the conclusion that I wanted to begin praying for it one day.
The Orthodox celebrations were taking place during a period of my life when I was very aware of the arts and the beauty behind them.
on the mailboxes outside my front door.
About three years after I relocated to Los Angeles, a friend forwarded me an audition tape to submit for the role of Christ in a one-woman traveling production about St.
John Paul’s commitment to it and how it has been able to genuinely touch the world in a positive way.
It can be difficult to explain this to people who are not Catholic.
As a result, I’m entirely happy with the fact that people aren’t interested in participating in this Holy Hour of prayer at the end of the day.
A lot of people have been inspired by this performance, and particularly by your portrayal of Jesus, and they are looking forward to seeing more of it; but, the intricacies of a pandemic are something none of us could have predicted.
Pre-production typically takes three months, followed by production, which takes around three months, and finally post-production, which takes another three months, therefore it is a time-consuming process.
Everything else is just icing on the cake.
This is a wonderful opportunity for us to deepen our prayer lives and spiritual missions, as well as to truly be a light to the rest of the world, which is currently in the dark.
More information can be found at: It is referred to as ‘The Chosen’s’. Jonathan Roumie talks about what it was like to play Jesus on the big screen. Watch ‘The Chosen,’ an online series on the life of Jesus, for more information.
Pope Francis meets actor who plays Jesus in ‘The Chosen’
Continuing with our discussion with Jonathan Roumie, who portrays Jesus in The Chosen, a new series based on the Gospels, we provide the second portion of our conversation. This multi-season television series depicting the life of Christ, written and directed by Dallas Jenkins, is the most successful crowdfunded media project in history. All eight episodes are presently accessible online on the show’s website, YouTube, and the VidAngel streaming app, among other platforms. To read the first half of the interview with Jonathan Roumie, please click on the link provided below: Dr.
- Zoe Romanowsky is a clinical psychologist.
- Are there any episodes or scenes that you particularly like watching?
- like Jesus was sort of testing out his ministry with children before he has a public ministry, by teaching them about God.
- I enjoy working with children, and I had a fantastic experience filming with them this time around.
- For me, performing in the first episode at the bar with Mary Magdalene and witnessing her eventual recovery was a deeply meaningful experience, and I believe it was for everyone on set as well.
- When you have such a high-quality build for a tale and then you reach that pivotal point, the payout is incredible, especially when you ask the Holy Spirit to come in and influence those who are watching.
Everyone has experienced something similar on some level — it may not have been demonic possession or addiction, but we can all relate to the possibility of having an encounter with God redeeming us when we are at our lowest point; it is something we are all striving for and hoping for, if we have not yet experienced it.
- He comes to her and exposes Himself as the Messiah and restores her faith and self-esteem after she has been in the gutter for a long time, not having a genuine feeling of faith or her value.
- Watching it and participating in it were both a lot of fun!
- The Bible says in John 3:16 that we should love one another as Jesus loves us.
- A dream part for an actor, no doubt.
- What sequences from Jesus’ life do you think will be created just for you to perform in future episodes of Jesus’ time on Earth?
- Despite the fact that Dallas and his writers are well aware of the overall arc of each season and the entire show, they do not yet have all the moments and scenes planned out.
- To give you an example, Zebedee was never planned for more than a couple of episodes, but he just bursts off the screen and is such a fan favorite to watch that they put him into more scenes.
Having said that, I am aware that Dallas is drawn to material that has an emotional connection for him; this is his first priority.
In my opinion, it is one of the most powerful passages in the New Testament, and it has a special resonance for me.
Although time lines are expressly stated in the script, Dallas is not bound by them.
But I’m looking forward to getting my hands on everything!
I had never before learned about theological connections between the Old and New Testaments, so this was a new experience for me.
Most of us will never learn these things unless we major in theology.
which is why I’m putting in the time and effort to complete all of the reading that I’ve been putting in lately.
More personally, I believe that portraying Jesus has helped me open up my heart and soul, encouraging me to strive to mirror His moral principles and moral aesthetic in my own life.
It has inspired me to strive to be the greatest version of myself while portraying the character.
My understanding of Christ has grown as a result of learning about him in his historical context, including his culture and time period.
The devotion to the Divine Mercy was something that drew you in.
I had always been intrigued by the image and didn’t know much about it, but I knew it was strong, so I began researching how to pray it myself and studying the Chaplet, which I found to be quite helpful.
The Orthodox celebrations were taking place during a period of my life when I was very aware of the arts and the beauty behind them.
on the mailboxes outside my front door.
The audition for Christ in a one-woman touring production about St.
Luke Productions, came to me through a friend three years after I relocated to Los Angeles.
John Paul’s commitment to it and how it has been able to genuinely influence the world in a positive way.
For non-Catholics, this might be a difficult concept to comprehend.
As a result, I’m entirely happy with the fact that some people aren’t interested in participating in this Holy Hour of prayer.
A lot of people have been inspired by this performance, and particularly by your portrayal of Jesus, and they are looking forward to seeing more of it; but, the intricacies of a pandemic are something none of us could have anticipated.
This is a time-consuming procedure that requires three months for pre-production, three months for production, three months for post-production, and three months for post-production.
Besides that, everything is gravy.
This is a wonderful chance for us to improve our prayer lives and spiritual missions, as well as to truly be a light to the rest of the world, which is now in gloomy times.
For further information, please see this link: These individuals are known as “The Chosen.” Asked about his experience playing Jesus, Jonathan Roumie replied, “It was great.” View the web series “The Chosen,” which is based on the life of Jesus Christ, for additional information.
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 show, was among those whom the pope spoke with while greeting 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 lit up when he learned of the news, and Francis told him that it was “important” that he “invite him, that I find him, and that it would make me very happy.” “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.
- The fact that the series is freely available for free through the “The Chosen” app only serves to increase its appeal.
- James Martin, who serves as an adviser to the Vatican’s communication department.
- In Rome since last week, Roumie has been touring the city and its historic sites with Dallas Jenkins, the show’s creator, director, and co-writer, as well as Neal Harmon, the CEO of Angel Studios, the show’s distributor.
- Rather than being drawn to the monuments, basilicas, and artwork of the Eternal City, the cast and creators of “The Chosen” were drawn to its relics, which serve as living testaments to the historical reality of Jesus and his disciples, as they were in the film.
- Adding, “It was a poignant moment for me, just to be reminded that we are representing real people,” he shared his thoughts.
- John Lateran, moved him.
- Thousands of pilgrims had come before him, and Roumie was no exception.
- “It was probably the most powerful personal experience in my relationship with Christ that I’ve had since being here,” the actor said of his encounter with Christ.
- “I was completely soaked at the summit,” he admitted, but added, “it was well worth it.” Pope Francis sent the remains of St.
Relics have always played an important role in the Catholic Church’s ecumenical efforts, serving as a reminder of the common origins of Christian denominations and sometimes even acting as ambassadors for the Vatican on lengthy trips abroad, such as when he sent the remains of Saint Nicholas to Russia in an effort to rekindle relations with the Orthodox Church in that country.
Peter to Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople as a symbol of Christian unity.
Featured image courtesy of Angel Studios In a similar way to Christian relics, “The Chosen” has been able to appeal to a diverse range of audiences with varying religious and philosophical beliefs.
Jenkins, co-author of the best-selling “Left Behind” series, “the fact that so many faith traditions love the show is not because we are attempting to get so many faith traditions to love the show.” Because we are concentrating solely on Jesus, and when you concentrate on Jesus, all of the religious barriers that people have built between themselves come tumbling down.” “The Chosen’s” international appeal stems in part from its ability to distill the story down to its most basic elements, allowing Christians of all denominations to claim the show as their own.
Harmon, who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said the series “really comes from an evangelical perspective, but because (Jenkins) has done such a good job just telling the story of Jesus, I’ve run into people who think this is their show.” 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 authentic and human.
“We are attempting to discover beauty rather than to create beauty,” he continued, alluding to the masterpieces of the Catholic sculptor Michelangelo, who saw his work as merely liberating the artwork from its marble cage, rather than as creating beauty himself.
It has been necessary for “The Chosen” to grapple with the fundamental rifts that are tearing at the fabric of the Christian community, despite its efforts to broaden its audience reach.
When it comes to Jesus, “the conversations we’ve had just show 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 circumstance.” “As an evangelical, that has a lot of resonance with me,” Jenkins expressed his feelings.
In response to the exchange, Jenkins told RNS that “Protestants and Catholics still have some issues to overcome, 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