Watch: Jason Momoa’s Chilling Game of Thrones Audition Tape
He’s a little terrifying, but clearly the beautiful actor was perfect for the role of Khal Drogo.
In the video, the 35-year-old actor isn’t speaking Khal Drogo’s native Dothraki language. Rather, Momoa is performing the Haka, a ancestral war dance affiliated with New Zealand’s M?ori people – and he doesn’t hold back his passion or energy.
Momoa was born in Hawaii, and has previously spoken about his fascination with Polynesian culture; his audition performance truly comes from tapping into a warrior mentality.
“We come from the same [Polynesian] culture. When I found out more about the M?ori culture I fell in love with it, and with the people too. There’s a lot of pride here which I love, being Hawaiian and being part of the US I love but our Hawaiian culture perishes a little bit, and it’s really supported out here. There are few indigenous cultures that have done as well as the M?ori.”
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[Lead photo courtesy of Splash News]