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‘The Chosen’ Star Jonathan Roumie Doesn’t Feel Responsible To ‘Be Jesus,’ but Cites Prayer and Scripture as Essential to Playing Role ‘Authentically’

“The accent comes from a combination of my father’s accent and his sister-in-law’s accent,” Roumie said. “So his sister-in-law is from Palestine. My father is from Egypt. So I kind of mixed the two. I kind of mush it together, and the accent I do is essentially a light Middle Eastern accent.”

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Roumie is also portraying American evangelist Lonnie Frisbee in the upcoming film “Jesus Revolution,” which is set to be released in February 2023. For that role, Roumie lost 20 pounds and changed his hair color. Transitioning back for his role in “The Chosen” presented a unique challenge in that regard, as filming for the third season commenced a mere two weeks after principal filming for “Jesus Revolution” had wrapped. 

“I don’t know if I’d do that again. I think I’d need a little more space to transition a little easier,” Roumie said. “But I wouldn’t change it. It was a great experience.” 

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Referencing the upcoming release of “The Chosen,” the first two episodes of which will appear in theaters starting on Nov. 18, Roumie jokingly said, “Season 3 is gonna melt your face off. It’s gonna be great.”