Gibson Juggles Trial, 'Passion' and
As one of the potential witnesses
in his own trial, Mel Gibson could be cross examined
in court by the very man accused of stalking him.
Zack Sinclair, 34, is defending himself in court,
setting up the potential face-off with Gibson.
Sinclair is accused of repeatedly showing up at
Gibson's home, following him to church and even
demanding the Oscar winner pray with him.
But despite the trial's attention, Gibson told
"Good Morning America's" Diane Sawyer
that he's looking forward to stepping back into
the spotlight. "I think it's time to get
back in the saddle," he told Diane.
Gibson will play a biker in his first major role
since 2002's "Signs." It's a far cry
from his heartthrob image. "I'm a hairy middle-aged
man," he insisted. "I think the heartthrob
thing is well and truly over."
But what is still going strong is "The Passion
of the Christ." Mel has actually re-cut the
movie, toning it down for an upcoming re-release
just before Easter.
So does this mean the people who said it was too
violent were right? "No, I don't think so,"
Gibson said. "That's the way I wanted it,
I just wanted to make it available to a wider
The "Passion" is one of the highest
grossing movies of all time, but Mel was snubbed
by Oscar, although he insisted, "I'm not
disappointed because I didn't expect anything."
Gibson's stalking case is expected to continue
in Los Angeles until next week.