In LA I was happy to take part as an actor to run through the entire script of “Christ the Lord” written by Betsy Nowrasteh and Cyrus Nowrasteh inspired by Anne Rice her book. The finished film is now called “the Young Messiah.” The film was to shoot in Italy in Rome and I have never worked in Cinecitta before. Since the movie featured a child actor the adult cast was on standby to shoot for a week, just in case. With my cellphone in hand I would roam the city looking at the amazing monuments and musea. Waiting for a potential phone call. Most of the time I did not get called, but a three times I did. Twice to go hair and makeup. It was either a bold cap or shaving all my hair off and I would have done the latter if it was necessary.
Luckily for my hair loving friends and family I got to keep my hair, although I had mentally prepared most of my friends that the next time they would see me I would look like a Buddhist monk. The make up took an average of 6 hours to put on and 3 to take off. The taking off part proved rather painful, and it would have definitely been reason enough to shave it all off.
“When the mystery of Jesus’s divinity begins to unfold in His early years, He turns to His parents for answers. But Mary and Joseph, in an effort to protect their child, are afraid to reveal all they know. How do you explain the ways of the world to its Creator? How do you teach the Teacher? How do you help the Savior who came to save you?”
I loved working with the director Cyrus Nowrasteh. If you want to see the movie you can buy the DVD or check out the trailer on the website: