Jonathan Roumie Burns with Holy Zeal – Dishes on Playing Jesus Christ in “The Chosen”
As light casts shadows and truth dispels doubt, actor Jonathan Roumie stoked anticipation with his candid revelation about playing Jesus Christ in the critically acclaimed series “The Chosen.” Recognized for his fervent conviction and redoubtable talent, the 49-year-old star has declared his acting role a “mission” from God. His compelling statement, envisioned in an interview with CBN News, arrived weeks ahead of the eagerly anticipated Season Four release — a season that centers an uncompromising lens on the life of Jesus as seen through His closest companions.
“There’s – for me, there’s a sense of mission at what I’m doing and it happens to be in the form of entertainment,” Roumie confided to the CBN News host. His belief that his gift of compelling artistry is divinely granted underlines the sincerity and depth of his commitment to his craft and to the role that he believes has been ordained for him.
Embodying Christ, his words flowed with unwavering allegiance and solemn duty,“So, I’m just kind of following where he’s leading me,” adding that, “My entire life and career has led me to this point.”
Roumie’s impassioned commentaries were not limited to the religious realm. In a discussion with the Christian Post, Roumie divulged insights into the upcoming season. His voice tinted with anticipation, Roumie heralded the upcoming episodes as “the most intense and mature and challenging season” yet. It signaled the storyline’s steady progression towards the eventual crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
“It’s not just for me, but I think for everybody on the cast and crew. But I think what we created is going to be pretty beautiful,” he stated, straddling both humility and excitement.
The star of “The Chosen” expressed eagerness towards the ability of the new season to inspire viewers to reflect upon their personal faith and resilience. He also drew attention to the trials and tribulations the disciples will face within the series and drew parallels to our modern struggles.
Roumie professed his hope for the upcoming season, reiterating the significance of compassion and resilience in the face of adversity, “I think it’s contrarian to what [the disciples] would have normally expected, but I think it then builds this sense of compassion that they’re going to need for the rest of their fellow man as they go through all the trials…”
The first three episodes of “The Chosen” Season 4 are slated for a grand theatrical release on February 1, 2024. Over the span of two weeks, the remaining episodes will be released in two batches — the next three on February 15 followed by the grand finale on February 29 — enriching the drama with the luxury of the big screen. This unprecedented spectacle will be distributed by Fathom Events.
Saturated with spiritual zeal and impassioned dedication, Jonathan Roumie has stoked anticipation for the upcoming Season Four of “The Chosen”. This groundbreaking series beckons viewers to follow the journey of Jesus Christ as seen through his disciples. Roumie’s earnest portrayal of the Savior along with the growing intensity of the storyline promises to captivate audiences, invoking discourse on faith and resilience in the face of adversity. Lean into the urgency of Roumie’s “mission,” and mark your calendars for this exemplary representation of faith in modern media. As the world awaits the premiere of Season Four, we find ourselves once again ‘chosen’ to witness the enduring testament of divine providence.