Jason Momoa (Conan) Interview "Conan the Barbarian" (2011)

Uploaded on Monday 15 August 2011


Jason Momoa is enthralled to be playing the iconic Cimmerian warrior. As soon as I walked into the room, he giddily asked me if I'd seen the movie and if I liked it. Towering over me (it felt like the actor was three times my size), I replied yes, of course! And his face lit up.

Momoa, who was born in Hawaii and raised in Ohio, has some big shoes to fill (or warrior sandals), with Arnold Schwarzenegger starring in the 1982 version. But he's game, and he is very proud of the movie. See for yourself when the film opens this Friday, Aug. 19th.

In this interview, we talked about (CAUTION: SOME FEW CUSS WORDS...SORRY):

*** His attraction to making the film
*** Was he a fan of the original Schwarzenegger version?
*** Does Conan have a place in today's pop culture landscape?
*** Conan lives, loves, slays, and is contented. Does Momoa subscribe to those principles...without slaying, of course
*** How he prepared for the role -- he watched cats!!!
*** He wrote a "Conan" sequel!
*** The Hawaiian staple, SPAM!


Language: English

Length: 3:30

Country: United States