Jason Momoa’s audition for Game of Thrones

Jason Momoa’s so hot right now. This is slightly bewildering – after all, he started off pretty inauspiciously in his acting life on Baywatch Hawaii, before working his way over to the least interesting of all the Stargates, Stargate: Atlantis, and no one really came out of Stargate: Atlantis with their careers intact, although at least he escaped with his hair intact.

Since then, though, he’s defied the odds and gone on to better things, including starring in Sundance’s Red Road and directing Road to Paloma, and he’s about to star as Aquaman in the forthcoming Aquaman. Nevertheless, he has become known for taking his top off a lot, to the extent that he didn’t really want to play the part of Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy, because it was essentially identical to his Stargate: Atlantis role.

And his role as Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones. Still, you have to admit that he was perfect for the role, as you can see from his audition tape, in which for reasons best known to him, he decided to do a Maori haka.

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  • I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.

Jason Momoa’s audition for Game of Thrones

Jason Momoa’s so hot right now. This is slightly bewildering – after all, he started off pretty inauspiciously in his acting life on Baywatch Hawaii, before working his way over to the least interesting of all the Stargates, Stargate: Atlantis, and no one really came out of Stargate: Atlantis with their careers intact, although at least he escaped with his hair intact.

Since then, though, he’s defied the odds and gone on to better things, including starring in Sundance’s Red Road and directing Road to Paloma, and he’s about to star as Aquaman in the forthcoming Aquaman. Nevertheless, he has become known for taking his top off a lot, to the extent that he didn’t really want to play the part of Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy, because it was essentially identical to his Stargate: Atlantis role.

And his role as Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones. Still, you have to admit that he was perfect for the role, as you can see from his audition tape, in which for reasons best known to him, he decided to do a Maori haka.

[via]

Author

  • I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.