Diogo Morgado Plays Jesus in 'Son of God'

The star of "The Bible" miniseries returns in the feature film about the life of Jesus Christ.
3:00 | 02/19/14

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The history channel's epic series "The bible" topped the charts and the same production star and same star Diogo Morgado are back with the feature film "Son of god," a brand-new look at the life of Jesus. Take a look. This man knows nothing. His healing is the work of demons. It has begun. He undermines our faith. Peter, turn the other cheek. And Diogo Morgado joins us now, welcome to "Gma." Thank you, good morning, George. I can't even imagine what it's like to prepare to portray Jesus. Oh, it's really overwhelming. Actually I mean I started out by as a role so I researched a lot and then at one point I just stopped and I realized there was actually one story, I went to Jerusalem, you know, and I was next to the crying wall and I saw this father and a young kid and they were praying and I stood like for two hours there and then I stopped and I realized that by the time I was leaving, they were still praying and I realized that, you know, whatever I was about to do would be connecting forever with that kid more than his father, so now we're living in a visual world now and kids learn a lot by seeing things rather than Reading it so I understood the responsibility. And you said from the start you wanted to create a more human and approachable Jesus. More reachable, yeah, definitely. You know -- How do you do that. I -- you know, I grew up as a Christian and I always think of Jesus as someone right next to us and, you know, really close, so I never actually saw that on screen in a way that I could be, you know, identified so I actually try to go that way and try to build this relationship but of one-on-one with the viewer. It's such a tricky thing, though. Others have gone before you. Willem Dafoe in "The temptation of Christ." Mel Gibson "Temptation of Christ" and draws such hot Fe feelings out in people. Are you prepared for that. I wasn't. Actually can you go through that a little bit. You have to concentrate on what you're about to do. Obviously now I can see with the feedback and the session of "The bible" and now with "Son of god," we can see that there's a lot of people being touched by this story and the thing is, this is -- the last time that the whole life of Jesus was on screen was 50 years ago. Hard to believe. "The greatest story ever told" so there's a lot of people out there and a lot of kids especially. They don't know exactly who Jesus was, so this is actually a tool that can teach those kids about why -- what Jesus was and who he was and why the bible was the most important book. You got a lot of range. You also played a doctor in "Revenge." It's all in the healing field. All in the healing field. Well, this movie is really going to be something. I'm sure it's going to touch a lot of people. Thank you for coming in today.

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