[Movies] Jason Momoa Comments On His Audition For Guardians of the Galaxy Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.25.2014
He was up for Drax...
In an interview with Zap2It, Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) spoke about his audition for Guardians of the Galaxy. He auditioned for Drax the Destroyer, a role that eventually went to Dave Bautista. Here are highlights:
On Bautista getting the role: "I think it's perfectly cast. Dave is perfect for that role, for Drax. It didn't really fit in my time because I've done so many things where I don't say much and I'm colored up and I have my shirt off again. I made a conscious choice to turn down some movies that were action-based to direct 'Road to Paloma' so people could see that side."
On auditioning with Chris Pratt: "One of the funnest auditions I've ever done in my life was with him. He's phenomenal. He's going to kill it. It's going to be amazing. It's a whole Han Solo vibe. It's going to be a phenomenal movie. I'm glad that he is the lead of that. He's funny as hell, man. He can improv; he just acts circles around me. It was really, really fantastic."
On if he'd like to play a superhero in the future: "There's definitely some, absolutely. I was a huge comic book fan, and I still am. I'm not going to tell you the ones I collect, because then you'd know."