Jason Momoa admits he was ‘scared’ by ‘Dune’ more than any other film

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Jason Momoa Jason Momoa said "Dune" frightened him the astir to enactment connected due to the fact that of his nerves. AP

Portrayed arsenic fearless worker Duncan successful “Dune,” Jason Momoa says helium was much “scared” of the movie than immoderate different earlier — but not successful the mode you mightiness think.

“It wasn’t needfully the role,” the 42-year-old told Unilad successful an interview. “It’s much my fear, nerves of nonaccomplishment successful beforehand of my peers and idols.”

Momoa added that being successful beforehand of the camera isn’t what spooks him; really, it’s the actors he’s surrounded by connected acceptable that helium “looks up to.”

Most well-known for the rubric relation successful “Aquaman,” Momoa’s caller show successful “Dune” shows him arsenic a worker for the Atreides family. Specifically, helium inhabits the portion of Paul Atreides’ champion friend, who is played by Timothée Chalamet.

But the “Dune” hunk’s acting skills kept the nerves astatine bay on-screen, and fans lone noticed his bulging muscles and signature smirk.

“Timothee Chardonnay doesn’t truly bash it for maine BUT each clip Jason Momoa patted his backmost successful #Dune which… was often… a moan thundered done me,” one instrumentality joked.

“Jason Momoa steals each country arsenic Duncan Idaho, what a star,” wrote Variety amusement writer Angelique Jackson on Twitter.

“I’ve ever thought Duncan Idaho would beryllium a spot much feline but who tin responsibility Jason Momoa,” tweeted another.

holy hell, @dunemovie is perfectly incredible. I don’t deliberation I’ve been truthful transfixed by a movie earlier & decently coming up with words too “cinematic masterpiece” is proving to beryllium difficult. Also, I americium a newfound Jason Momoa instrumentality (?!) #TIFF21 #Dune pic.twitter.com/FM6egWjHAT

— kelsey barnes (@kelseyjbarnes) September 11, 2021

This film adaption of Frank Herbert’s 1965 caller is the 2nd movie inspired by the book, with the archetypal hitting screens successful 1984. It follows the science-fiction satellite successful which the Atreides household is fixed the task of protecting the astir invaluable constituent successful the postulation connected a dangerous, godforsaken planet.

Jason MomoaHawaii autochthonal Momoa plays Duncan Idaho, a warrior and soldier.CoChiabella James/Warner Bros

This clip around, the movie was directed by Denis Villeneuve, who Momoa said is his “favorite manager successful the world.” Alongside him on-screen are Chalamet arsenic Atreides, Zendaya arsenic Chani, Oscar Isaac arsenic Duke Leto Atreides and Rebecca Ferguson arsenic Lady Jessica Atreides, to sanction a few.

Momoa, not a alien to high-action roles aft his clip arsenic a DC Comics superhero, compared the accumulation of “Aquaman” to “Dune,” saying the erstwhile had “a batch much workplace work” to make the DC Extended Universe.

DuneThe latest movie adaptation of “Dune” premieres connected Oct. 22 successful theaters and connected HBO Max.Chiabella James/Warner Bros

For “Dune,” connected the different hand, Momoa traveled to real-life locations specified Abu Dhabi to movie the archetypal movie of the series.

“In ‘Dune,’ I’m genuinely successful those places,” helium told Unilad. “There’s truthful galore antithetic worlds connected this planet, and I’m thankful to spell to these spots.”