Diogo Morgado, a Portuguese actor, is Jesus Christ in the Lenten week movie “Son of God”. He was perfect for the role because he could be charismatic and daunting at the same time.
Reportedly, this movie about the life and crucifixion of Jesus Christ was a hit during Holy Week as Christians all over the world remembered the death and suffering of Christ in Calvary.
Ryan Gosling is perfect for Christ’s role too. His face is how Jesus Christ would look like in most people’s imagination; strong but meek; stern but gentle. With long hair, Ryan Gosling is Christ.
Diogo Morgado has fulfilled the expectations of the husband and wife team, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, who produced the movie. Even the movie itself has gone beyond the couple’s expectations in terms of marketability.
“Son of God” was released on February 28, 2014, but was released again in observance of the Holy Week.