Jason Momoa Purposely Had Nose Broken & "Almost Died" For Conan the Barbarian!

In an exclusive interview with the Sun Times, Jason Momoa, recalls the moment he had his friend break his nose, and when a horse almost ended his life.




The time Conan asked his friend to break his nose. And he did!

Jason Momoa: “I wanted to have my nose broken for this role but wasn’t sure how to accomplish it. I was like, Dude, I have this idea. I think you should break my nose. Would you do it? My buddy just did it right away, damn it. After it was over, I said, ‘Dude, didn’t you want to think about it for a minute?’ But we’re guys and he said, ‘You don’t have to ask me twice. Done deal.' Just please don’t tell my wife about it"


Conan Almost Died
Jason Momoa: Oh, I almost died on the horse a few times. Once, the horse’s feet went out underneath him and I slid off his neck. When the horse fell, his butt almost crushed me but missed me by a narrow margin. I was also bucked off and broke a rib. You heard about my broken nose. Don’t tell my wife. There were also mornings where I had to crawl out of bed because my body was hurting so bad. So, I’d just put some Epsom salts in my tub and sit there. Then I’d go back to the set and do a few more stunts, knowing that if something really happened to me, I’d be ... word deleted.


Conan being Conan
Jason Momoa: “I did refuse any makeup. Someone wanted to put powder on me and I said, ‘Are you nuts? I’m a barbarian.’”


Getting the role of Conan
Jason Momoa:I was cast because I do “Game of Thrones” and the film had a mutual casting director who knew my work. He said, "This kid is our new Conan.” Actually, being cast as Conan wasn’t a nail-biting thing. Getting the HBO series was the nail-biter because I had to wait to find out, plus they didn’t want to cast out of America.


Bulking up for Conan
Jason Momoa: I did a lot of weight training to transform my body. In the end, I put on about 35 pounds for both “Conan” and “Thrones.” It was fun to put on just weight for “Thrones.” I ate pizza and drank Guinness. On “Conan,” I had to put on muscle, which was tough. I had to eat lean protein and keep a crazy level of training up.


By the way Rachel Nichols is in this movie! Yahoo!



You know what? This Jason Momoa guy has me sold on watching this movie. Makeup? Hell no! Conan don't need no stinking makeup. How great is that? Wants his nose broken so he looks more like a warrior, someone who has been battle tested. So what does he do? He has his nose broken. On purpose! Oh my lord!

I'm telling you this guy is living and breathing the role. His passion is absolutely captivating. I went from being meh for this film to wanting to gather all my guy friends to see it. Dudes! Lets go see Conan!

Added bonus: Schwarzenegger (Original Conan) has seen the movie and passed a note to Jason saying that he did a "Good job" and the foreign press complained today that the movie was too violent. That puts me over the top! This is a must see!


Starring Jason Momoa, Ron Perlman, Rachel Nichols, Stephen Lang, and Rose McGowan, Conan the Barbarian is set to be released in 2D and 3D on August 19th!

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