NBC’s new mini-series aired on April 5, and we couldn’t get enough of the new Jesus, played by Juan Pablo Di Pace. So, who is he? Not to worry, we have five fast facts.
When the 12-episode series, A.D.: The Bible Continues aired, many were very eager to know who was the man taking the role of Jesus. Well, the gorgeous Argentinean-Italian actor is Juan Pablo Di Pace! So, what’s his story? And how does he feel about being “hot Jesus?”
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1. He’s lived everywhere.
Juan Pablo, 35, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he lived until he was 12. He then moved to Spain, followed by London where he stayed for 10 years. He speaks English, Italian and Spanish fluently.
2. He’s got a musical history.
Yes, Jesus sings. Before hitting the big screen, Juan Pablo was in a ton of musicals in London. He starred in Chicago while there, then in Italy played Danny Zuko in the production of Grease. His on-screen debut was in Survival Island alongside Billy Zane, but he broke out in Mamma Mia! in 2008.
3. He doesn’t like being called ‘Hot Jesus.’
“It kind of takes away from what it is,” the actor told Extra before the show premiered. And that kind of makes sense. “To play that part is such a huge thing… to be given a nickname is kind of weird.”
4. He’s single.
Yes ladies, you read that right. This super gorgeous star is available (but probably not for long).
5. His favorite Spice Girl is . . .
Scary Spice, AKA Mel B. AKA Melanie Brown. Yes, really. The actor told People that he even met her once!
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— Emily Longeretta