Actor-turned-director Mel Gibson may be an international star - but he's still a relative unknown in Romania.

Gibson has cast Romanian actress Maia Morgenstern as MARY in his controversial new film THE PASSION OF CHRIST, which depicts the last few hours of Jesus Christ's life.

And when Morgenstern brought her mother to visit her on set of the film, her excited parent told pals she was meeting "Gib Melson".

06/02/2004 17:29