Pope Joan Author Talks About Her Book Coming to Life (Video)
12.16.11 by REELZ
When Donna Woolfolk Cross first stepped on set of the movie adaptation of her book Pope Joan, she literally got goosebumps watching the words she wrote transform into hundreds reenacting a market scene.
I remember writing that scene in my little study and I just had goosebumps... I was very moved by that, actually.
Now the US audience will be able to watch Cross' words on screen when Reelz airs the four-hour Pope Joan. The miniseries tells the story of Johanna von Ingelheim, a woman whose existence has been denied for more than a thousand years. A controversial figure of historical record, she disguised herself as a man and rose to rule the Catholic Church in the 9th century as the first and only woman to sit on the throne of St. Peter.
Pope Joan, which stars Johanna Wokalek and John Goodman, will air in two two-hour parts on Dec. 18th and 19th at 8pm ET and 8pm PT. Reelz is Dish 299, DirecTV 238, and available on your cable system.
In a new clip, Cross talks about meeting Goodman, who plays Pope Sergius, and the long hard road it took to make the controversial movie.
I think it's a story that needs to be told. It's a story more people need to know about.