Maia Morgenstern, who played Mary, was pregnant during the shoot, but she did not tell anyone, until one day she approached Jim and said in broken English, and a thick Romanian accent, “I have baby in stomach.” Jim got the idea. It must have felt a little awkward playing Jesus at the end of His life, while the woman playing his mother was preparing to give birth to new life. Talk about miracles.
Jews stole my Christ movie, Mel Gibson reportedly tells Glenn Beck
Conservative firebrand and radio talk-show host Glenn Beck revealed back in September, 2016 that during a interview and conversation with controversial Hollywood director and actor Mel Gibson, the thespian claimed “Jewish people” had stolen an early copy of The Passion of the Christ movie and used it to attack him before the film’s release.
According to Beck, Gibson claimed the movie was stolen before its release date, allegedly by “Jewish people,” in order to slander the director as an anti-Semite.
Recalling Gibson’s comments, Beck said: “And then some Jewish people – I guess some rabbis or something, I didn’t get into it – somebody stole a copy of the movie before it was shown to anybody… And then they did a deal in The New York Times with all these rabbis trashing him as an anti-Semite. And he said, ‘I couldn’t believe it… Nobody was really upset that these guys stole the movie.”
‘Playing Jesus wrecked my career’: Passion of the Christ actor said (((Hollywood))) has shunned him
Rejected: Caviezel said he was shunned after filming ‘The Passion of the Christ’
Actor Jim Caviezel has claimed his Hollywood career was wrecked by playing Jesus.
He said he was ‘rejected in my own industry’ after taking on the lead role in Mel Gibson’s controversial movie ‘The Passion of the Christ’.
Since playing the son of God in the 2004 film he said offers had dried up and he is shunned by many within the industry.
Although a box office hit taking more than $600 million worldwide it was condemned as being anti-Semitic.
Gibson, the film’s director, was later accused of making anti-Jewish remarks after being arrested for drink driving.
Gibson talking with Caviezel on the set of the Passion in early 2000s
Caviezel said he was warned against taking the part by Gibson who warned him he would never work in Hollywood again.
‘He said, “You’ll never work in this town again.” I told him, “We all have to embrace our crosses”.’ Caviezel told an audience of churchgoers in Orlando, Florida.
Since Passion of the Christ, the 42-year-old has only appeared in a handful of films.
Prior to playing Jesus he was considered one of Hollywood rising stars and appeared in The Count of Monte Cristo’ and ‘ngel Eyes with Jennifer Lopez.
One of his biggest hits was in 2000 with time-travel thriller Frequency opposite Dennis Quaid.
Caviezel, a devout Roman Catholic, said he knew playing Jesus would be risky.
We will ruin your career if you take that Jesus gig jimmy boy! Hehehe
‘Jesus is as controversial now as he has ever been,’ Caviezel said. ‘Not much has changed in 2,000 years.’
He said he wasn’t worried about the stalling of his career.
During his 20 minute talk, Caviezel spoke of the troubles that have dogged Gibson.
Mel Gibson, he’s a horrible sinner, isn’t he?’ Caviezel said. ‘Mel Gibson doesn’t need your judgment, he needs your prayers.’
Caviezel said that his faith is his guide, both personally and professionally.
He said it was no coincidence that ‘in my 33rd year, I was called to play Jesus,’ and joked about his initials also being the same as Jesus Christ.
Jim Caviezel tells university students to ‘stand out’ and ‘be saints’
‘You weren’t made to ‘fit in,’ my brothers and sisters. You were born to stand out. Set yourself apart from this corrupt generation. Be saints.’
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio, March 5, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Catholic actor Jim Caviezel, who famously played Jesus in The Passion of the Christ, told university students on Sunday that they must set themselves apart from this “corrupt generation” and “be saints.”
“You weren’t made to ‘fit in,’ my brothers and sisters. You were born to stand out. Set yourself apart from this corrupt generation. Be saints,” he said.
Caviezel made the comments during a March 4 panel discussion at the University of Steubenville, Ohio, where he discusses the soon-to-be-released film, Paul, Apostle of Christ, in which he stars.
He was joined by EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo, host of The World Over, Dr. Scott Hahn, Chair of Biblical Theology and the New Evangelization at the university, and Eric Groth, executive producer of Paul, Apostle of Christ.
While the panel’s dialogue on the film was fascinating, it was Caviezel’s concluding speech that made the crowd in an overflowing room rise to its feet in thunderous applause.
Caviezel told the students that they are at “war” with the “most dangerous enemy” who wants to strip them of their freedom, of having the right “to do what you ought.”
“Every generation of Americans needs to know that freedom exists, not to do what you like, but having the right to do what you ought,” he said.
This message is for you. A great man once said that, ‘evil is powerless if the good are unafraid.’ But you and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We’ll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth – or, we’ll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.
We’re at war with the most dangerous enemy that has ever faced mankind in his climb from the swamp to the stars. And it’s been said if we lose this war, and in so doing, lose this great way of freedom of ours, history will report with the greatest astonishment, that those who had the most to lose did the least to prevent it from happening.
Well, I think it’s high time now that we ask ourselves if we still even know the freedoms that were intended for us by our founding fathers? Every generation of Americans needs to know that freedom exists, not to do what you like, but having the right to do what you ought.
You weren’t made to “fit in,” my brothers and sisters. You were born to stand out. Set yourself apart from this corrupt generation. Be saints. God bless you.
The actor’s words were met with thunderous applause and a standing ovation.
Elsewhere during the panel discussion, the actor made bold statements of faith, for instance, asserting, “I believe the devil is more afraid of me than I am of him.”
When asked by a webcast viewer who had experienced conversion after watching The Passion of the Christ if Caviezel thinks his movie on Saint Paul will be similarly powerful, the actor explained this movie is different, but the message will be just as powerful.
“Forgiveness is everything. It’s forgiveness at all costs. And it does not mean weakness, it does not mean passivity. It means meeting evil face to face with love. And that’s the power behind this movie.”
“Love and Forgiveness” is the theme running through the movie, he said.
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