Join us on the new C-Pop podcast where Taylor and Jessilyn discuss, debate and sometimes deride pop culture with a strong sense of humor and a focus on Christ. Listen at charismapodcastnetwork.com.
Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado had an epiphany while playing Jesus Christ in hit new U.S. mini-series The Bible and now he is convinced playing The Messiah has changed his life.
The little-known actor was chosen to play Jesus by series producer Mark Burnett and his actress wife Roma Downey, who plays Mary in the film, and he admits the project really was a spiritual makeover for him.
Morgado says, "This project changed my life and I am 100 percent sure... that it will change people's lives... This is the highest point of Christianity... I'm profoundly grateful for this opportunity."
He also admits the tears viewers will see in Christ's crucifixion scene, which airs on Easter Sunday, were real--and the three-day shoot left him in agony. The actor was supported on the cross by a harness and small footrest, but it was terribly uncomfortable. He explains, "When the pain starts to kick in, I was just weeping and crying... I just started crying and I took, like, 30 minutes before I stopped."
Readers are Leaders! Subscribe now and get 3 magazines for the price of 1. Get Charisma, Ministry Today and SpiritLed Woman all for $24. YES - Sign me up!
3 Reasons Why you should read Life in the Spirit. 1) Get to know the Holy Spirit. 2) Learn to enter God's presence 3) Hear God's voice clearly! Click here to draw closer to God!