Sorbo surprised biblical drama was not shot in Malta

Actor Kevin Sorbo already shot in Malta once before and says he was baffled when the new film was shot in Canada instead of “beautiful Malta”

Kevin Sorbo
Kevin Sorbo

Former Hercules star Kevin Sorbo was left baffled when filmmakers behind his new biblical drama opted to shoot in Canada instead of Malta.

The actor, who plays Jesus Christ's father in the new film, said "I was looking forward to filming on the Maltese Islands, which has hosted movies like Popeye, Raise The Titanic, World War Z, and By The Sea, but I learned we wouldn't be heading for the Mediterranean at the last minute."

"I'd shot (there) once before and it was beautiful, in the middle of the Mediterranean, the water's incredible; great biblical history there as well and we ended up shooting in North Bay, Ontario.

"I was going, 'How's North Bay gonna pass as Jerusalem?' We shot in this deserted minefill (landfill) area and it's beautiful. They did a great job."

Sorbo has never been one to shy away from his Christian faith and he admits that, coupled with his Republican politics, it may have cost him a few roles over the years.

He still feels blessed to have played Hercules on TV but reveals he lost out portraying another small screen superhero, Superman in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

"I got down to the last two guys for Lois & Clark and I actually booked the part in our last audition scenes," Kevin told media, "and 24 hours later they called me and said, 'We're gonna go with Dean (Cain) now instead!'

"Three months later I got Hercules, so I'm OK."

Meanwhile, as well as starring in Joseph & Mary, Sorbo is also directing a faith-based movie, called Let There Be Light in Alabama, which will be released in December, 2017.

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