Rabat- "Satan," the famous character played by Moroccan actor Mehdi Ouazzani in the American movie “Son of God” will be removed from the film due to the likeness observed between Mehdi Ouazzani and Barack Obama.
Rabat- “Satan,” the famous character played by Moroccan actor Mehdi Ouazzani in the American movie “Son of God” will be removed from the film due to the likeness observed between Mehdi Ouazzani and Barack Obama.
Moroccan actor Mehdi Ouazzani, who had participated in the American production of “The Bible,” has been deprived of his role. This “Son of God” film has been shot partly in Ouarzazate.
According to The Guardian, controversial scenes in which an actor portrays Satan with a startling resemblance to U.S. President Barack Obama have been cut from the film. The big-screen version is based off a hit mini-series about Jesus’ life.
In an interview with the Hollywood reporter, producer Roma Downey stated that the controversy over Satan’s appearance had eclipsed the religious message of the series.
“Someone made a comment that the actor who played the devil vaguely resembled our president, and suddenly the media went nuts,” Downey said. “The next day, when I was sure everyone would only be talking about Jesus, they were talking about Satan instead.”
She added, “For our movie, Son of God, I wanted all of the focus to be on Jesus. I want his name to be on the lips of everyone who sees this movie, so we cast Satan out. It gives me great pleasure to tell you that the devil is on the cutting-room floor.”
Edited by Katrina Bushko