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The Passion: "This could be a career killer!" says Mel Gibson

The two Mary's in the film
In an interview to be aired on the EWTN global Catholic television network on 24th January, Mel Gibson claims that his new film, The Passion, could spell the end of his career as a film-maker. He claims though: "I don't care!"

EWTN has published a teaser to promote the broadcast of the interview…

In the interview, Gibson breaks his silence, speaking for the first time about charges that his film, The Passion of the Christ, is anti-Semitic. He talks about his bold vision for the project and his motivation for making the film. Gibson tells [EWTN News Director Raymond] Arroyo, "It reflects my beliefs-I've never done that before."

He also candidly comments on the controversy surrounding the movie, his resistance to altering the film, and his personal commitment to press forward: "I don't know if I will ever work again. I've said that this is a career killer and it could well be, but that doesn't matter because I don't care," Gibson says in the interview.

Based on biblical accounts, the movie, "The Passion of the Christ," depicts the last 12 hours of Christ's life on earth and will be released in the U.S. and Australia on Ash Wednesday, February 25th.

EWTN - EWTN to air second exclusive interview with Mel Gibson on "the Passion of the Christ"

The Movie Box - Trailers for The Passion

14 Jan 2004