Portraying Jesus in the film “The Passion of the Christ,” actor Jim Caviezel revealed the greatest pain he felt during that role.
Actor Jim Caviezel
The film earned an astonishing $612 million worldwide on a $30 million production budget. “The Passion of the Christ” climbed the charts despite not receiving much support in the industry.
Actor Jim Caviezel also revealed that he had experienced blacklisting after taking the role. However, with his purpose found in God, he overcame.
“I had no choice; I had to defend it. I had to fight to survive. The film exploded. It was off the charts,” Jim said to host Alex Marlow. “You’d think, ‘Oh, you’re going to work a lot.’ No, I didn’t. I was no longer on the studio list. That was gone…. Because of what I do as an actor—that’s my skill—it was given to me from God. I didn’t give it to myself, but it’s something in which I have a great range.”
Actor Jim Caviezel Revealed Greatest Pain
In a snippet from the full interview, the actor revealed the hardest moment while filming.
“The greatest pain I ever felt on that film was even more than the hypothermia. I was in a dream and I felt God’s love so powerfully. But I knew He wasn’t close enough,” he said.
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It wasn’t the heat, pneumonia, a separated shoulder, or being struck by lightning (all of which happened to him while filming).
He says the greatest pain he felt was on the cross as the Holy Spirit revealed to him the heart of God the Father. He felt His grieving for the lost and for all those who refuse to receive His son.
The Heart of God
“My concern was that the world wouldn’t see Jesus. So, when we were on the cross together, He was completely playing the scene. That was my prayer. I didn’t want the people to see—I don’t want them to see Jim Caviezel, I want them to see Jesus,” he said.
His testimony offers witness to God the Father’s heart, who loves the world so much that He sent His only begotten Son!
Watch the full interview below.
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