Jason Momoa has revealed that he did indeed audition for the role of Drax in the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy movie, but decided to turn the part down. As he explained to Zap2It, it wasn’t that he didn’t think the role was any good, but he didn’t want to play another part without a shirt yet again. He has a point what with his portrayal of Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones and the most recent cinematic Conan offering.
"It didn't really fit in my time because I've done so many things where I don't say much and I'm coloured up and I have my shirt off again," Momoa said. "I made a conscious choice to turn down some movies that were action-based to direct Road to Paloma so people could see that side. I want my children to see their father happy," he added. "It's not that it's not a good role, it just wasn't the right thing. I was on Stargate: Atlantis for four years playing a similar character called Ronon, who was an alien who didn't say much and grunted. I've been there and done that, whether people have seen it or not. You want to stretch."
Well at least Momoa enjoyed the audition with Guardians star Chris Pratt as it was, "One of the funnest things I've ever done in my life".
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