Blasphemous Film Claims Satan Is Jesus' Alter-Ego
Charisma News | February 2, 2015
Last Days is an imagined story of test Jesus experienced post-baptism while wandering the desert fasting and praying for 40 days, though it's telling is anything but biblical.
"I was not doing the historical Jesus, I was not doing a divine Jesus. I was doing a parable," Director Rodrigo Garcia says.
And in that "parable," Satan is the alter-ego of the Son of God.
"It's an extraordinary situation to be playing two roles in any film, and its quite daunting when one of them's Jesus," McGregor reportedly said after a screening. "I had to get over the idea I was playing Him ... as soon as I could look at the man, it was easier. But when we started filming I'd realized I'd spent no time thinking about playing the devil. He seemed to be much easier to play!"
The film is being hailed by secular critics as an introspective look on Jesus' relationship with Father God.