(FOXNEWS) — Joaquin Phoenix is playing Jesus in the upcoming film, “Mary Magdalene,” but he refused to perform one of the miracles recorded in the gospels.

An early scene in the movie required the 44-year-old actor, who recently played Joker, to perform a miracle from John’s gospel, in which Jesus healed a blind man by rubbing mud in his eyes (portrayed by a woman in the film).

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