Watch: Jason Momoa’s Chilling Game of Thrones Audition Tape

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Watch Jason Momoa’s intense audition tape for Game of Thrones! 

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.”

Sadly, Momoa lasted only one season of Game of Thrones, but he’ll be back on the screen soon as Aquaman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice!

[Lead photo courtesy of Splash News]