Jason Momoa is the jack of all trades. According to his IMDb profile, the actor has had a long career in Hollywood and there are no signs of slowing down. Some of Momoa’s most famous films are Aquaman, Justice League and Dune to name a few. But his first role on television was a role on the hit series Baywatch in 1999.
In a 2019 press conference, CBR reported that Momoa spoke to the press about one of his favorite roles — Boba Voss on the Apple TV+ series See. The star recalled the moment she received the script and how she was immediately drawn to the role. “When I first got the script – let’s just say it only happened to me twice in my life: once when I read ‘Game of Thrones’ and second when I read this,” he explained. Momoa shared that he read the script on a train ride from Cornwall to London with some of his best friends. “We had a long train ride and I just read it out loud, which was the first time I read it out loud. And all my friends were tied up,” Momoa explained. “I actually called … After about page five and said, ‘Bring me in … Nobody’s going to hit me. That’s my role.’”
But with all the good roles come the less good ones.
Jason Momoa despises Conan the Barbarian
Jason Mamoa doesn’t have heart eyes for every single role he’s played in his career, and he’s not afraid to open up about it. In a 2022 interview with British GQ, the star expressed disdain for his role as Conan in the 2011 adaptation of Conan The Barbarian. “I’ve been involved in a lot of things that really sucked and movies that it’s not in your hands,” he told the outlet before opening up further. “‘Conan [the Barbarian]’ was one of them. It’s one of the best experiences I’ve had and it [was] taken over and turned into one big turd.” The star didn’t elaborate on what made the film so terrifying, but fans have to imagine.
In a 2011 interview with Complex, Momoa sang a different tune when asked if the reports were accurate that he was considering writing a sequel to the film. “It’s really just that I’m a big fan. It’s just a passion of mine now. If that movie does really well, I want to jump right in and work on the next one,” he told the outlet, explaining that he doesn’t necessarily want to write, but he does want to help. “It’s just coming in and pitching my ideas for the character. I love the fact that I’m the new Conan. It’s quite amazing.” How times have changed.