Eoin Macken is playing Herod Antipas in the recently premiered TV movie Killing Jesus.
Eoin Macken: I took a lot of how I played Antipas off how Kelsey [Grammer] played Herod because I quite like his Herod.... He was going through pain and I think that was very important because it then created...a connection... there's a certain level of respect.
It's also interesting doing this because you appreciate what Jesus had to go through as well, as opposed to looking at it from a fairytale point of view where it's loaves and fishes. [You] kind of got a heightened sense of reality and that's good because you have to really consider and you see what he goes through. It's not just stories.