Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Real Face of Jesús

Today's El Universal brings us a profile of Giberto Morales, the young man who will play Jesus Christ in the famous Passion Play of Iztapalapa this Friday. The story details the 20-year-old's intense training regimen - hitting the weightroom, running several miles a day, dragging a 90 kg. wooden cross around town, diet, exercise, Bible study - everything, really, except actually growing long hair and a beard.



Of course, they're not really gonna crucify the kid, either, so we probably shouldn't nitpick the wardrobe and makeup choices.

2 comments:

Dave said...

Jesus did WEIGHTS? To be fair, it looks like he's a bit too young to grow much, so I guess he's going with just getting to the finish line.

I'd expect a couple of viewings of Mel Gibson's blockbuster would be de rigueur.

Dave said...

Jesus did WEIGHTS? To be fair, it looks like he'd need a few years to bush out enough. At least being in shape might guarantee him reaching the finish line.

I'd think a few runs through that Mel Gibson flick would be part of the training.