Aquaman star Jason Momoa’s on-set prank war with Amber Heard sounds brutal
Aquaman star Jason Momoa has revealed he was in floods of tears while filming his latest blockbuster.
The 39-year-old muscleman went from hero to tearo as he revealed his sensitive and emotional side.
Momoa – all 6ft 4in and 17st of him – said: “I’m the biggest drama queen on the set. I was constantly crying.
“I was raised by a single mother and I’m very connected to my emotions.”
Momoa was a young boy when he and his mum left his native Hawaii for a new life in Iowa, US.
And as DC Universe movie Aquaman heads to UK cinemas on Wednesday, the father-of-two says he has no problem revealing his vulnerabilities.
He declares: “I’m not going to nor-mally get hired to play those emotional things – and I’m capable of it.
“I’m just trapped in a big, dumb body!”
While his emotions got the better of him from time to time, the physical pain of filming Aquaman also reduced him to tears.
Momoa was required to hang from cables while filming umpteen computer generated action scenes.
Though Aquaman’s adventures are underwater, the film was mostly shot with its stars dangled on wires “swimming” through air. Momoa recalls ranting at the film crew: “I weigh 240lbs, I can’t feel my nuts!
“You have got to let me down! Take this damn thing off me!”
The muscleman also had to endure months of strict dieting to perfect the bulging biceps, chiselled abs and rippling thighs of tattooed Aquaman.
But his co-star Amber Heard did not make it easy, tormenting him with offers of fatty foods and tasty treats.
Heard, 32, who plays Mera, the Queen of Atlantis, would taunt him with offers of wine and cheese. While that may have irritated Momoa, the pair got on like a house on fire and there was plenty of off-screen banter and pranks.
Momoa tore out the last 10 pages of a book Amber was reading – while she liked to taunt him when he moaned about Aquaman’s ill-fitting boots on set.
The actor said: “She’s the biggest trouper. She is very intelligent and reads, and things like that. I look at pictures and see pretty things.”
The pair were previously on screen together in Justice League.
Before Aquaman, Momoa starred in Game of Thrones as warlord Khal Drogo – married to “mother of dragons” Daenerys, played by Emilia Clarke, 32.
He was signed to star as Aquaman seven years ago and first played the role in the 2016 movie Batman v Superman.
He reprised the role in last year’s ensemble hit Justice League.
And with an Aquaman sequel likely, we can expect more tears on set. But a megabucks payday will at least have him laughing all the way to the bank.
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