Jason Momoa Refused To Be Taken Down By “Ball-Buster” Timothée Chalamet While Filming Dune: “He put that knee right into me”

The two actors starred in Dennis Villeneauve’s sci-fi epic film Dune: Part One.

Jason Momoa Refused To Be Taken Down By “Ball-Buster” Timothée Chalamet While Filming Dune: “He put that knee right into me”

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  • Jason Momoa is one of the biggest action stars working in Hollywood right now.
  • The actor has starred in major blockbusters such as Fast X, Aquaman, and Dune.
  • Momoa recently revealed that his Dune co-star Timothée Chalamet kicked him with his knee while they were filming a pivotal scene.
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Jason Momoa is slowly becoming one of the most sought-after action stars of the generation. When he is not headlining blockbusters such as Aquaman and Dune, he is starring in action franchises like Fast X and is the lead in the TV show See. The Hawaiian native is becoming the staple action star of the decade.

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While Momoa is enjoying the status of being a huge action star, the mantle comes with its own set of challenges. He has faced multiple injuries while on the sets of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. He also revealed that he was kicked by Timothée Chalamet while filming Dune: Part One but he made sure that the young star did not take him down.

Also read: Before Eclipsing Him in Fast and Furious, Jason Momoa May Have Stolen a Huge DC Role from Dwayne Johnson

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Jason Momoa Got Kicked By Timothée Chalamet While Filming Dune

Jason Momoa in Dune: Part One
Jason Momoa in Dune: Part One

Actor Jason Momoa played the swordmaster Duncan Idaho in Dennis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part One. He starred along with an ensemble cast consisting of Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Fergusson, Stellan Skarsgård, and Dave Bautista. The film is based on the popular sci-fi novel series Dune by Frank Herbert.

The film follows the royal family Atreides who leave their home planet to rule the desert planet Arrakis and are subject to a terrible conspiracy by the rival kingdom, the Harkonnens. Momoa played the role of Duncan Idaho, a member of the Duke Leto Atreides’ army and swordmaster to the prince Paul Atreides, who is played by Chalamet.

Also read: The 1 Thing Jason Momoa Was Ready to Do for Denis Villeneuve Every Morning to Thank Him for Dune

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Jason Momoa and Timothée Chalamet
Jason Momoa and Timothée Chalamet

In an interview on the talk show The Ellen Show, Jason Momoa revealed that he was kicked by Timothée Chalamet with his knee while filming a pivotal scene. The Aquaman star said,

“He is definitely one of the top five ball busters in my life…we had a scene where we running to each other and he just put that knee right into me. But he did not take me down.”

Despite being kicked by the Wonka star, Momoa was proud that he did not let himself be taken down by the young star and said that he was a wonderful man.

Also read: Jason Momoa Has High Hopes For His Future At DC Despite Dire Aquaman 2 Projections

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The Various Injuries Endured By Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa as Aquaman
Jason Momoa as Aquaman

Being a huge action star comes with its perks and Jason Momoa has been victim to many of such ‘perks’ while filming all the action-heavy films he is a part of. The actor revealed on The Ellen Show all the injuries he sustained while filming for his latest DCU installment Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.

The actor reportedly got hurt in his eyes and various other parts of his body while filming for the James Wan directorial. He said,

“I’m getting old. I messed up my eyes. I just got something in it that kinda cut it up, and then I’ve gotta get surgery, I have a hernia, I’ve got ribs out. I’m just getting beat up.”

However, he assured the crowd on the show who were concerned that his eyesight was fine and that he was excited about performing stunts despite his aging. The previous year, Momoa had survived an accident where a biker hit the actor’s muscle car and sustained injuries.

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Jason Momoa also once revealed that he had let cold water into his wet suit resulting in a freezing moment on set while filming for Zack Snyder’s Justice League. The actor reportedly let out the air forming in his wet suit while he was filming in the water in Iceland, which resulted in ice-cold water going into his wet suit.

Also read: James Gunn Revealed Guardians Vol. 3 Crew Filmed Ezra Miller and Jason Momoa’s ‘Peacemaker’ Cameo Since “Marvel Owed DC”

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Nishanth A is a Media, English and Psychology graduate from Bangalore. He is an avid DC fanboy and loves the films of Christopher Nolan. He has published over 400 articles on FandomWire. When he's not fixating on the entire filmography of a director, he tries to write and direct films.