Stephen Moyer’s “Killing Jesus” is Pretty Graphic

In the video below we get more information about Stephen Moyer’s upcoming TV movie, “Killing Jesus.” Interviewed in the video are Kelsey Grammer who plays King Herod and Haaz Sleiman who plays Jesus.

Watch the video below:

There is a brief mention of Stephen in the video with a photo of him compared to his True Blood character of Bill Compton, (see below).

Kelsey says that the film is pretty graphic:

I know there are some scenes that are pretty graphic, I think the beheading of John the Baptist is pretty serious.”

Bill Riley remarks about the righteous anger of Jesus:

He was very intense and confrontational at the end of his life, Jesus was a revolutionary. He really was angry, but it was a righteous anger.

Kelsey, who describes himself as a religious man, said his faith had nothing to do with his decision to play the part.

“I read the part and thought, ‘Wow, I’m gone by page 8, I think. Ok, why not?'”

The movie also stars True Blood’s Stephen Moyer as Pontius Pilate, Entourage’s Emmanuelle Chriqui as Herodia and 24’s Haaz Sleiman as Jesus. The telepic wrapped shooting in Morocco in November.

The movie has faced criticism for casting Haaz because he is a Lebanese actor raised as a Muslim, but he responds to his critics by quoting the Bible.

“If you really look at Jesus and what he says, ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself,’ so how could you then say it’s teaching you to be hateful to someone else who’s different from you?” Haaz said.

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  1. Great interview.  I appreciated the comments of Kelsey Grammer and Haaz Sleiman.  And, of course, I loved the side by sides of Stephen as Pilate and Bill.

  2. I wish they would have interviewed Stephen, too, but I really appreciate you keeping us updated with this interview.  Perhaps closer to the airing of the miniseries Stephen will do an interview.  I really don’t like graphic violence, (seems strange for a True Blood fan to say that), but I am really looking forward to this show.

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