'See' star Jason Momoa was hooked to the script by 3rd page: 'It was really beautifully written, it's an honor'
After seeing him smash roles like Aquaman and Khal Drogo, Jason Momoa now plays Baba Voss in the Apple TV+'s brutal new show, ‘See’. From the creator of 'Peaky Blinders', Steven Knight, this post-apocalyptic series follows a tribal warrior from the future who lives in a world where humans do not have the ability to see.
Six hundred years after a deadly virus killed most of the human population (and modern civilization) and left only a few blind survivors, a new technology-free, tribal society of blind humans has emerged that considers "vision" and "sight" as a myth and an abomination. In the show, Momoa fathers twins who became the first humans in centuries to be able to see.
Not everyone, however, sees this as a gift and Momoa is tasked with protecting his children at all costs despite being visually impaired. Momoa, at the red carpet premiere of the dystopian drama, spoke to MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) about the show and his character.
"I've never done anything like this before,” said the 40-year-old American actor. “I’ve just never read a script where, by page three or page five, I’ve called my agent and said, ‘Please get me a meeting because this is amazing. I haven’t even gotten to the amazing parts'… It was really beautifully written. It’s an honor.”
On playing a character without the sense of sight, Momoa said, “There’s definitely an energy. Now I’m a little more attentive to my wife’s energy when I can actually, now I’m connected.”
Earlier, Momoa and his co-actor Alfre Woodard spoke about how they trained with "low-vision" consultants wearing sleep shades continuously to understand how to function in a sightless world. Woodard then remarked it was like "learning a new language."
'See' is slated to release the day Apple has planned to launch its streaming service TV+, November 1.