“I want nothing to do with this”: Aquaman Star Jason Momoa Had His Fears Before Working in $6.6 Billion Fast and Furious Franchise
Jason Momoa has extensive experience working in the entertainment industry with big names and franchises. As a result of his popularity, he has had to navigate various tensions on set among the cast and crew. In a recent interview, the Game of Thrones star discussed his reservations about joining the Fast and Furious franchise, which has had a history of conflicts between its cast members since the first movie.
Dwayne Johnson, who played agent Hobbs in the franchise for several years, abruptly left after a long-standing and intense conflict with Vin Diesel became public following the release of Hobbs and Shaw in 2019. Fans of the franchise are aware of the constant conflicts that have been brewing among the cast.
Considering all this, Jason Momoa expressed his concerns about joining the cast of the Fast and Furious franchise.
Jason Momoa had reservations about joining the Fast and Furious franchise, largely due to his previous experiences with drama on set. He did not want to be involved in any more situations where he had to witness upsetting circumstances while working. In particular, his concerns were heightened by his close working relationship with Amber Heard, his co-star in the upcoming Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, who has been in the public eye for her legal battle with ex-husband Johnny Depp.
Momoa’s fears were further compounded by the departure of the original director of the franchise, Justin Lin, after only seven days of work. He was expecting there to be a lot of drama on set, and he wanted nothing to do with it.
Despite these reservations, Momoa found that he did not have to deal with any such drama on the set of Fast and Furious, even with an all-star cast featuring big names like John Cena and Brie Larson. He repeatedly mentioned in his interview with Total Films that everyone was supportive and that he felt comfortable working with them.
Jason Momoa expressed his great satisfaction with his role in the Fast and Furious franchise, particularly in the latest installment, Fast X. He was surprised at how quickly Vin Diesel befriended him and how welcoming the entire cast and crew were. He mentioned that everyone was supportive and happy to be there, which made him happy as well. Momoa was especially pleased with the director, Louise Leterrier, who encouraged him to push the limits of his character, Dante, the main villain of the film. According to Momoa, Leterrier gave him complete freedom to explore his character’s dark side and do more than what was expected of him. Momoa’s goal was to make his character so despicable that the audience would want to see him killed. With Leterrier’s encouragement, Momoa was able to achieve this goal. The camaraderie and support among the cast and crew were evident in their social media posts. Fans of Jason Momoa and the Fast and Furious franchise are eagerly waiting to see what the future holds for them in this new direction.