“It’s more my fear, nerves of failure in front of my idol”: Aquaman Star Jason Momoa Was Scared While Shooting Breathtaking Scenes in ‘Dune’

"It's more my fear, nerves of failure in front of my idol": Aquaman Star Jason Momoa Was Scared While Shooting Breathtaking Scenes in 'Dune'

Renowned actor Jason Momoa, known for his notable roles in projects like Game of Thrones and Aquaman, has embarked on impressive ventures throughout his career. Momoa has consistently expressed his admiration for both the filmmaking process and the final outcome. Previously, he has enthusiastically discussed his involvement in the film Dune. however, in an interview, Momoa candidly revealed that Dune evoked a level of fear in him, unlike any other project he has ever undertaken.

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Jason Momoa

During an interview with Unilad, Jason Momoa delved into the subject of Dune and drew a comparison to his prior involvement in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). Momoa highlighted the contrast between the two experiences, emphasizing that while working in the DCEU provided him with visual aids to guide his performance, Dune took him on an extraordinary journey, transporting him to otherworldly locations to shoot his scenes.

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Why Was Jason Momoa Scared While Filming Dune

In continuation, Jason Momoa further expressed that he had never experienced such a level of fear while working on a project. Notably, he clarified that it was not the nature of his role that instilled this feeling but rather the remarkable caliber of his fellow actors with whom he shared the screen in Dune.

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Jason Momoa in Dune

“I’d say this film probably scared me more than any film I’ve ever been on,” Momoa told Unilad. “It wasn’t necessarily the role; it’s more my fear, nerves of failure in front of my peers and idols. Being in front of the camera isn’t really a problem. Denis is my favorite director in the world; these actors in this movie are the ones I look up to. I’m working with everyone I’ve ever wanted to work with.”

While he continued to sing the praises of Dune and its director Denis Villeneuve, Momoa also reflected on his ongoing collaboration with another close friend on the set of Aquaman. These fulfilling experiences have contributed to his immense happiness and highly accomplished career. However, they have also prompted Momoa to contemplate his future goals and aspirations.

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Will Dune 2 Match The Standards Of The First Installment

Dune: Part Two serves as the highly anticipated sequel to the 2021 film Dune, seamlessly carrying forward the captivating narrative of Paul Atreides (portrayed by Timothée Chalamet). Now allied with the Fremen inhabitants of the arid planet Arrakis, Paul embarks on a monumental endeavor to combat the Harkonnens, who have seized control of Arrakis and are ruthlessly exploiting its prized resource, the spice melange.

Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya in Dune

This valuable substance holds paramount significance for interstellar travel, intensifying the stakes in the ongoing war between Paul, the Fremen, and the oppressive Harkonnens. Within the film, audiences will witness the continued development of Paul’s burgeoning abilities and his profound destiny as the Kwisatz Haderach, a figure of messianic significance destined to guide humanity into a transformative era. 

Dune, the first installment in the series, is available for streaming on HBO Max.

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Source: Cheatsheet

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