WATCH: Jason Momoa considers Filipinos his “family”

The 'Aquaman' star, who hails from Hawaii, felt at home in the presence of his Filipino fans during the press conference at SM Mall of Asia last Tuesday.

BY PAULEA BENOZA

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12/12/2018 4:15 PM
WATCH: Jason Momoa considers Filipinos his “family”


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Having made a connection with his Filipino fans through his heritage, Jason Momoa’s first visit in the Philippines last Tuesday went expectedly smooth.

The Hollywood actor, together with fellow star Amber Heard and director James Wan, were at SM Mall of Asia to hold a press conference ahead the world premiere of DC’s new film offering, Aquaman.

One of the highlights of the interview was when Jason, who became famous after playing the character of Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones, said that he sees the Filipino people as “family”. “As far as I'm concerned, the Philippines is like the 10th island of Hawaii. There are more Filipinos in Hawaii than Hawaiians! We're kinda basically family! So I feel like it's an honor for me to be here,” said the 39-year-old star with reference to his upbringing in Hawaii.

 

 

Aside from Jason, Amber also gave a talk about her character, Mera, whom she said was the “main driving force” of the film.

 

 

 

Aquaman” has premiered in the Philippines this Wednesday in all cinemas nationwide.