The day is upon us–the first of the cast member reveals! Every day this week, we’ll be introducing you to a different actor or actress in our short film. Today, we waste no time in introducing you to our lord and savior Jesus Christ (DISCLAIMER: No one involved in the making of this film actively worships Brett Gobe as a deity)
How does it feel to be the Son of God (in the film, I mean)?
It is certainly exciting to play this part. I think we have really captured, with a little bit of poetic license, a humorous alternative look into the dating life of people who lived 2,000 years ago. As far as portraying Jesus, I feel that the direction I can take this character will be a challenge worth taking.
In real life, are you similar to your character?
I don’t really think so. I’ve never claimed to be a son of a deity, and I’m pretty sure my conception and birth was the result of intercourse between my mother and father, although they’ve never confirmed it to me. I can’t swing a hammer and the last time I tried to walk on water, I had to get a new iPhone. As far as the loving your fellow man as your brother and the general peace thing, Jesus and I could hang.
What do you think is the biggest challenge in playing this role?
I think the first thing that strikes me about the part is there really isn’t much character to study, because we really do not know much about the day-to-day life of Jesus. To play a role in which the character only is remembered for a tenth of his life is challenging. I like to think that when he did come to realize who he was and the power he did wield he was gentle and peaceful about it, but was still a 30-year-old man. I think my main objective in this role is to try and portray what I think that might be like.
Tomorrow, we announce who will be playing the role of Mariah, Jesus’s boo. Stay tuned!