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.
“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.” —Jason Momoa ❤️— MYX Philippines (@MYXphilippines) December 11, 2018
We’d love to be in your family, Jason!!! 🇵🇭🇵🇭🇵🇭#AquamanAsianPremiere Press Con#AquamanPH #Aquaman @WarnerBros_PH pic.twitter.com/HVbJx6QYV9
Aside from Jason, Amber also gave a talk about her character, Mera, whom she said was the “main driving force” of the film.
Amber Heard on what differentiates Mera from other female superheroes: In our story, she's the main driving force. She is what makes Arthur #Aquaman #AquamanPH | via @vincepgarcia pic.twitter.com/GqNYSRryQ7— ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews) December 11, 2018
“Aquaman” has premiered in the Philippines this Wednesday in all cinemas nationwide.