“That’s really changed me. I have to admit that there is something about having embodied Mary Magdalene and having been given the opportunity to embody that has been very powerful to me.”

Chipo Chung has won international acclaim for her diverse work as an actress. She shares how her portrayal of Mary Magdalene in NBC’s A.D. The Bible Continues was an experience she’ll never forget.

“I’m really grateful for this very special experience that was shooting this series.”

Chipo explains how stepping into the greatest story ever told changed her as a person.

“The role has really moved me and made me feel more empowered as a woman and as a friend.”

The role of Mary Magdalene in the Biblical account has a special resonance for Chipo as a woman in the church.

“The interpretation of her was as a leader as the other disciples were. I believe that she was no less than a man – that Jesus saw women as equals.

Just taking that in has really moved me, and made me feel more empowered.”

A.D. The Bible Continues is available now on DVD & BluRay disc now.

Highlight: How it changed her

On the Road with Chipo Chung and Jakob Salvati