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Ep. 76—Playing Jesus on The Chosen—Jonathan Roumie

By Thomas V. Mirus ( bio - articles - email ) | Jun 02, 2020 | In The Catholic Culture Podcast

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Catholic actor Jonathan Roumie plays Jesus in The Chosen, the first multi-season TV series about the life of our Lord. He joins the podcast to discuss his approach to playing the God-Man, the spiritual impact of the series, its groundbreaking approach to funding and distribution—and his devotion to the Divine Mercy.

Contents

[1:10] The unique production, financing and distribution of The Chosen

[10:01] Filming locations and research for the first season of the show

[13:48] How Jonathan was cast, his preparation process

[23:00] Story behind Jonathan’s connection to the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy

[32:23] Portraying the mundane physical actions of Jesus

[38:27] Humor in The Chosen and depicting Jesus’ sense of fun

[41:40] Portraying Jesus’ relationship with His Father

[49:20] The show’s use of flashbacks and Scriptural typology

[56:52] The cast’s religious diversity; the spiritual impact on the show on its makers and viewers

[1:00:40] The forthcoming second season and growth of VidAngel Studios

[1:03:55] Jonathan’s work as an illustrator and his ideas for future pursuits

Links

The Chosen app:

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/the-chosen/id1473663873

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vidangel.thechosen&hl=en_US

Follow Jonathan Roumie here:

https://www.facebook.com/JonathanRoumieOfficial/

https://www.instagram.com/jonathanroumieofficial/

https://www.jonathanroumie.com/

VidAngel Studios https://studios.vidangel.com/

Theme music: “Franciscan Eyes”, written and performed by Thomas Mirus.

Thomas V. Mirus is a pianist living in New York City. He is Director of Podcasts for CatholicCulture.org, hosts The Catholic Culture Podcast, and co-hosts Criteria: The Catholic Film Podcast. See full bio.

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