For his latest movie, ジェイソン・モモア not only got to channel his inner kid — he got to work with one for the first time.
The 43-year-old actor’s new Netflix 映画 Slumberland sees Momoa as Flip, an eccentric, horned outlaw who guides Nemo, played by 14-year-old Marlow Barkley, through a dreamworld. The movie is based on the turn-of-the-century comic strip Little Nemo in Slumberland.
“My babies are the same age as [マーロー],” 彼は最近言った E! ニュース, referring to his son ナコアウルフ, 13, と娘 Lola Iolani, 15. “She was wonderful. She’s so talented. She’s intelligent but at the same time, wasn’t trying to be older.”
Barkley raved about Momoa, それも, アウトレットに伝える, “He was everything I wanted him to be, もっと. Always made me laugh. Always knew how to have a good time.”
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“I was just trying to be younger than her and just be caught up in that forever-boy age,” モモアは言った.
8月に, NS ゲーム・オブ・スローンズ alum told PEOPLE that playing Flip “unlocked a lot of things” 彼のために. When he got to watch the movie in full — with his kids, Barkley and her family — he got emotional: “It’s weird when you tear up watching your own stuff.”
“It blew me away, and I just was so emotional,” Momoa continued. “This role just let me really be free, and the character is so fun.”
“Working with Jason on 見る, I saw characteristics in his personality that I knew would work really well with Flip,” ローレンス, 51, 人々に言った. “So it was fun to do something completely different for the both of us that also allowed us to stretch our creative muscles in new ways.”
Slumberland also offered Momoa yet another chance to explore what he said made him an actor in the first place.
“I’m trying to be as adult as possible. But the truth of it is, I just love to play, and it’s fun to be creative and use your imagination,” 彼は人々に言った, 追加する, “My kids keep me young.”
Slumberland is on Netflix now.