Actor Jim Caviezel is experiencing a persistent problem since starring in controversial movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST - fans keep referring to him as JESUS.

While the devout Catholic was honoured to take on the role when it was offered to him by Mel Gibson, Caviezel admits he's becoming aware of just how hard he'll have to work for fans to see him as whichever character he plays in future movies.

He says, "Obviously, I have no control over whether people see me as this or that. But I try to embrace everything I can about the character.

"People come up to me and they'll call me Jesus and I'll say, 'Hey, that's offensive to me. I'm still the COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO - let's not forget that! I worked hard for that!"

04/05/2004 09:07