The Dune Scene Jason Momoa Filmed With Javier Bardem That Made Him Emotional
Jason Momoa’s been grabbing a lot of attention in recent years for playing Aquaman in the DC Extended Universe, but audiences will soon see him take part in a different kind of blockbuster event. The actor is bringing Duncan Idaho to life in Denis Villenueve’s Dune, and it allowed Momoa to work with some A-list Hollywood talent. This included Javier Bardem, who Momoa was especially excited to work with in this latest adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel.
In fact, one of the first scenes Jason Momoa shot for Dune had him acting alongside Javier Bardem, whom Momoa said is like a “god” to him. The shooting of said scene resulted in Momoa getting particularly emotional, with the actor explaining:
So not only did Dune provide Jason Momoa the opportunity to work with Javier Bardem, he also made it through this scene without any notes, whereas Javier Bardem received a few instructions from Denis Villeneuve. Yeah, I don’t blame Momoa for feeling jubilated after delivering his lines, as he recalled during his interview with Men’s Health. Bardem was just one of the Dune costars Momoa spoke fondly about, with his other compliments including Timothee Chalamet being “as beautiful on the inside as he is on the outside,” Oscar Isaac being his “new man crush” and looking up to Josh Brolin.
Of course, Jason Momoa’s experience shooting that scene with Javier Bardem wasn’t the only time he got emotional during the making of Dune. Back in September, Momoa talked about a difficult scene involving him and Timothee Chalamet running across the desert through a windstorm, and he cried “like a little baby” because he didn’t want to disappoint Denis Villeneuve. In the end though, it sounds like Momoa enjoyed his Dune experience, and he called Villeneuve a “cinematic genius.”
Just like in the original source material, the new Dune movie depicts Jason Momoa’s Duncan Idaho as House Atreides’ swordmaster and a mentor to Timothee Chalamet’s Paul Atreides, the main protagonist. Along with the previously mentioned actors, the cast includes Rebecca Ferguson, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Zendaya, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Charlotte Rampling, David Dastmalchian, Stephen McKinley Henderson and Chang Chen. Rather than squeeze all of the original Dune story into one movie like David Lynch did in the ‘80s, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune will adapt the first half of the novel, and the sequel covering the remaining half is in development.
Get a taste of what Dune has in store for audiences by watching the trailer below.
Dune was originally supposed to come out next month, but it’s now been delayed to October 1, 2021. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for more updates about the sci-fi epic, and look through our 2021 release schedule to learn what other movies are coming out next year.
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