Jesus Christ has been portrayed several times in both movies and TV shows and people almost always line up to see them. His message is timeless and people get a chance to revisit the beginnings of their faith. Two big examples that come to mind are the films The Last Temptation of Christ and The Passion of the Christ. Now a new TV series titled The Chosen is exploring the life of Jesus Christ and has become both commercially successful and critically acclaimed. One of the actors in this TV series who has caught the viewer’s eye is Kian Kavousi who plays the role of Big James in the series. People are curious to know more about this actor as well as the role he is playing. Here are some details about it.
Who is Kian Kavousi?
While Kian Kavousi is now based in New York City he was born and raised in Germany. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in interpreting and translating from the University of Heidelberg and a Master of Science degree in international relations from the University of Bristol, England. Later Kavousi moved to New York City to pursue a career in acting and joined acting classes. Kavousi is a graduate of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute New York passing out in 2015. He has worked on both Broadway and in films with some of his famous works being Defendant Maurice Chevalier, ART, Professionals, and Miles, New York I Love You? respectively. Kavousi also plays the piano and is very interested in sports such as basketball, swimming, soccer, and karate.
What Happened to Big James on “The Chosen?”
Kian Kavousi played the role of Big James in several episodes of The Chosen season 1. However, he is not the only actor who has played this character in this acclaimed series. Kavousi is the second actor to play this role. Shayan Sobhian played Big James in two episodes in the first half of season 1 while Kavousi played the role in some episodes in the second half of season 1. Now he is not going to be seen in the series. People are asking – Why did Kian Kavousi leave The Chosen? Kavousi left the series because he had to attend to a family emergency. This was the reason he left The Chosen project and won’t be seen anymore soon. Now another actor named Abe Martell is playing the role of Big James. He is the third actor to have done this so far.
“The Chosen” Cast
The makers of The Chosen have taken many actors of color to portray important characters in the series unlike previous productions based on the life of Jesus Christ. This is because they want to support diversity and spread the message of the Bible that believing in Jesus Christ is for everyone. It is not limited to people of a single race or color. Important The Chosen cast members are Shahar Isaac, Jonathan Roumie, Elizabeth Tabish, Paras Patel, Noah James, George Harrison Xanthis, Giavani Cairo, Joey Vahedi, Vanessa Benavente, and Alaa Safi. Several other actors are portraying important roles in this series.
“The Chosen” Season 2
Season 2 will comprise eight episodes as per the statement given by the makers of the series to the media. The first episode was aired on April 4, 2021, on VidAngel and BYUtv. The makers of the series have planned to release a single episode every week after the release of the first episode on April 4, 2021. The series has been appreciated from all quarters for its diversity and interpretation. It is being watched with great interest and devotion all across America. The Chosen is a crowd-funded project and it is only apt that Jesus Christ, a man who cared so much about people, should now be back in the minds of people through their efforts.