SHE SAYS: MY MOVIE STAR FIANCE.
originally they had asked him to be james [the apostle], but john is way cooler because he wrote his very own book in the new testament, AND he is known as john the beloved [even though i'm pretty sure john made up that title himself].
along with the role change came a shave! after 5.5 months of growing out the beard you see above, they asked him to shave, and i am not complaining! john is actually the only apostle with a clean-shaven face, so we will all have no problem picking him out from the line-up.