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By Mily Dec 17, 2018 Gallery Jason Momoa Press 0 Comments

Jason Momoa was interviewed by Chris Mandle and photographed by Peter Yang for Shortlist.

This interview got my attention because Jason talked about how difficult is for him to be typecast, as “just the barbarian”. Check the interview below:

Before he arrived in a Pantera vest that covered roughly 30% of his torso, Jason Momoa had two requests.

For lunch he would like meat on a stick (specifically: “various meats”). To wash it down: Guinness, and lots of it (though he changes his mind to “green juice” on the day). Later, he will concede to enjoying Guinness so much that he drinks it as often as he can. “I don’t get p*ssed from it. I drink it because it tastes good.” When I how-long-is-a-piece-of-a-string him about the amount of Guinness it would theoretically take to fell a Jason Momoa, he shrugs; it is impossible to tell how much of Ireland’s most famous export would be required to down this bull-sized, luscious-locked behemoth – best known for Game Of Thrones and, now, for playing Aquaman – because it has never happened. We may never know.

Momoa possesses an extreme, almost dangerous amount of vigour. He is ecstatic when he sees the log cabin we constructed for his ShortList cover shoot. He loves the garish and luxurious knitwear, even when he FaceTimes his wife, the actress Lisa Bonet, and she considers one of the jumpers “Bill Cosby-ish”. “Ha ha!” he bellows, as he thunders around the room, wearing his own stressed-looking pair of workboots because his feet are too wide to fit into any of our fancier, capital-F fashion shoes. He is cheery, despite finding out the photos he supplied for his China visa have been… diplomatically declined on account of his chunky jewellery, his shaggy hair filling too much of the frame, and his facial expression. His photo has been declared far too in-your-face, too Momoa-ish, for something as pragmatic as conditional authorisation to a foreign country, so he must take it again.

“I want people to see me be funny and romantic, not some big lug. I can make something beautiful”

“I don’t normally get to do ‘silly’ things,” he says later, reflecting on the shoot while biting down on a skewer of chicken. “I’m normally hired to play that guy – the barbarian, the brute. After Game Of Thrones, no one was thinking I’d be perfect for a rom-com.”

Between photographs, he amuses himself by swinging an axe around his muscular person with a playfulness normally reserved for a sparkler on bonfire night. At his home in California, Momoa collects knives, tomahawks, plus the occasional ‘hog-splitter’ – that’s a heavier blade designed for cleaving through large animal carcasses. He says he has more than 60. “You should definitely call before you come visit,” he says, “They’re huge. I could probably throw one, though.”

We meet in Vancouver at the tail-end of summer, as he is beginning work on a TV show called See for Apple. Being in Canada – with the fresh air, almost-autumnal leaves on the trees and roughly hewn rockfaces he is desperate to scale with his big arms – makes him think of life after this. After interviews, filming and negotiable visits to China. After acting.

More than anything, he wants to ride his motorcycle to Patagonia from Alaska, where he has a buddy. Momoa mentions many nameless buddies who must, I assume, all resemble him in stature and ruggedness – hulking masses of muscle and hair – and live in real cabins like the fake one we’ve built. He wants to take a journey lasting two, maybe three months, through gorgeous vistas, meeting interesting new people, spending a bit of time in his own head. But he can’t. Not yet; there is, unfortunately, acting to be done.

Including Aquaman. Momoa cameoed in 2016’s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and then appeared in a more fleshed-out role in last year’s Justice League, and now it’s time for Arthur Curry to take centre stage in his own film. Despite the dollar-intensive nature of these gargantuan superhero movies, the DC universe has not enjoyed the critical adoration of other such films. Momoa knows he’s signed up to something all-consuming, though, and it doesn’t bother him that this kind of gig will push the bucket-list road trip back many years.

“People get this idea that I had a choice with regards to what I do,” he says. “Being an actor – for me, anyway – it’s slim pickings. At one time, I’d be 20th down the list for a part. I know I’m not first. But I’ve had a career, I’ve taken sh*t [roles], and I’ve made them good. Most actors can start being picky after a while. I haven’t been in that position.”

Continue reading at shortlist.com

Also our gallery has been updated with the photoshoot of Jason for Shortlist. Check them out:

– Photoshoot > 2018 > Session 004