BREATHEcast caught up with popular actor Kelsey Grammer at the New York premiere of 'Killing Jesus' this week and the 'Frasier' star shared his thoughts on the character he played, King Herod, as well as affirming his thoughts on Christ and the importance of telling the story.
National Geographic Channel's 'Killing Jesus', was produced by Scott Free Productions and based on the New York Times best-selling book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard. The TV event will dive deep inside the historical story of how Jesus' message and preaching's led to his persecution and execution by a group of conspirators who saw him as a threat to their power.
Grammer plays King Herod who was the first man who actually tried to kill Jesus when he was just an infant. Grammer said from what he learned the king was a "political animal" and a "servant of two masters." He also added that he believes King Herod is paying for his actions until "this day."
When asked why a movie such as 'Killing Jesus' is so important, Grammer gracefully proclaimed his heart for Jesus. "It's always important to tell a story about Jesus Christ because he's the prophet of love, he is God's son," he emotionally stated.
Watch the full interview below:
'Killing Jesus', a three-hour television event, will premiere on Palm Sunday, March 29, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on National Geographic Channel in the United States, globally in 171 countries in 45 languages and in Spanish on Nat Geo Mundo. The film is the third collaboration between NGC, Scott Free and Bill O'Reilly, whose first two projects together, Emmy-nominated 'Killing Kennedy' and 'Killing Lincoln' are respectively the two most-watched programs in the network's history.
Watch the trailer below: