“Sweet Girl”, the brand new film by Jason Momoa
Jason Momoa would not normally play regular guys. He’s Aquaman. Khal Drogo. Conan the barbarian.
That is a part of the explanation I needed to work on “Sweet Girl,” a brand new motion drama on Netflix. Within the movie, Momoa performs a typical Pittsburgh father named Ray Cooper who vows revenge on a pharmaceutical firm he blames for his spouse’s demise.
As a father in actual life, it got here naturally to him. And he was ready to decide on the actress who would play his daughter on display screen: Isabela Merced from “Instant Family.”
Momoa and Merced mentioned the movie and the bond they cast on and off display screen.
Jason, how do you select somebody to play your daughter?
Your complete solid was filled with my first picks. But it surely was about Isabela. We had some mutual associates and I believed it will be good to play my daughter. I texted her, in all probability despatched her a ton of affection and aloha, and thank god she stated sure as a result of I do not know who else she would have employed.
Do you bear in mind their first assembly?
I used to be very excited to fulfill her. She was very reserved. And he was extraordinarily nervous. However we calm down. We went and noticed the automobile and I’ve all these photos from the primary time we met. She was tiny. We get alongside properly. We’re very related in our types.
Isabela: I had not seen a single episode of “Game of Thrones.” I’ve not accomplished it but. And I am so sorry.
Momoa: Do not watch it. You do not need to see your father like that.
Isabela: I had seen him in “Aquaman” in a movie show in my hometown and my little brother loves him and I cherished him in that film. And clearly he knew who it was. However you by no means know. The best way individuals current themselves is commonly completely different from what they’re like. However with him, it is the identical. In any case, he’s extra loving. When you get near him and he realizes which you could belief him … the identical factor occurs to me. She wasn’t going to be loving to everybody the primary day. He additionally needed to earn my belief.
Is it simpler to try this once you shoot on location, such as you did with this film in Pittsburgh?
Isabela: Sure, you’re considerably remoted with these individuals. We went out to dinner nearly each evening. We danced. We ate sushi. Actually loved it. I am from Cleveland, there’s form of a rivalry between (the cities), however I actually do not thoughts leaving that to the previous people. I really like Pittsburgh, it actually seems like Cleveland.
Momoa: (laughs) Depart that to the previous males. I perceive Isabela did her personal stunts too.
Isabela: I believe the one motive I did most of my stunts on this film was due to the wonderful stunt group. It was in regards to the belief created between us.
Momoa: That is the place I felt probably the most like a father to her. Like he knew she may act, he knew she was lovely, he knew she would play this cool position, however he did not know she may struggle like this at that stage. I used to be impressed. I’m very excited for his profession and for individuals to see this film, as a result of he’s a small power. And that comes from me, who virtually solely do motion. It’s not one thing you possibly can simply train. You must have that fireside in you.
Jason, you produced this film, which has been form of a ardour challenge. Why did you need to put your title behind this?
I am not into too many up to date works. I needed to play a typical man. And it tackles some wonderful subjects and has an exceptional twist. It gave me the chance to place all my 20-year sources into it, from the stunts to the costumes to the casting. It was a beautiful and fluid manufacturing.
And for me, I’ve two daughters and it’s a completely different bond than with my son. It’s a fully completely different vitality.
All in household
Jason Momoa assures that “Sweet Girl” is a film that he recommends watching with the entire household. The actor shares that a few of the finest compliments he has acquired in life have been heard from his kids after watching the film that has been accessible on Netflix for just a few days.