GoT star Jonathan Howard says playing Charles Dance's son in 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' was his happiest moment in the movie
As Millie Bobby Brown goes from Eleven in 'Stranger Things' to a genius teen named Madison Russell in the upcoming film 'Godzilla: King of the Monsters', British actor Jonathan Howard shares that he got his dream role, in an exclusive to MEA WorldWide (MEAWW).
"I got to play Charles Dance's son," says the English actor gleefully, before proceeding with the details. Playing Asher Jonah, who happens to be Dance's son, the 'Thor: The Dark World' actor goes on with his sweet tribute to the legendary actor.
"As an English actor, Charles Dance is one of my heroes. When I found out I was going to play his son, I was really happy," Howard shares, adding "Charles Dance is a really cool guy and not as intimidating as his characters. You know how he always comes across."
The 72-year-old actor whose full name is Walter Charles Dance is best known for his role as Tywin Lannister in HBO's 'Game of Thrones'. His other high profile roles include Alastair Denniston in 'The Imitation Game' and Emperor Emhyr var Emreis in 'The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt'. Dance recently appeared on Amazon Prime Original's 'The Widow', starring opposite Kate Beckinsale.
Now in 'Godzilla', he plays Jonah Alan, a retired colonel in the British Army and a special agent in the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). He is described in the synopsis as "a man disillusioned by governments and obsessed with leveling the global playing field through stolen weapon technology." He is a man troubled by his experiences in the army and seeing the worst in humanity firsthand.
But like Howard pointed out, Dance is not as intimidating as his characters. "We became good buddies," says the actor. "So the thing I am most happy about this (movie) is that I am mates with Charles Dance," he concludes.
'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' is slated to release on May 31, starring Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Ludlow, Ziyi Zhang and others.