Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista had “a great time together” working on the second season of Apple’s See and they will also be co-stars in the upcoming movie, Dune. The two stars have hit it off big time and when Momoa was asked about Bautista, this is what he had to say:
“I adore the guy. He’s just such an amazing human being and a phenomenal actor. I love being around his energy, and I feel like he feels the same about me.”
The two are now also working on a “a Lethal Weapon-type buddy cop movie”, after Bautista tweeted about it.
Just going to throw this out into the atmosphere and see what happens. Here we go… Me and Momoa in a Lethal Weapon type buddy cop movie directed by David Leitch. Ok! There it is. Now we wait.😬
— Vaxxed AF! #TeamPfizer Poor Kid Chasing Dreams. (@DaveBautista) August 19, 2021
Recently Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers and they shared the story of how they met.
When Meyers asked the question, Momoa replied, “Comic-Con,” and he further added, “We both geeked out on each other at Comic-Con.” This must’ve been a sight to behold and naturally Meyers inquired if they met in public, as it would be “worth the price of admission” for fans who got to witness it.
Bautista replied, “I don’t know. I don’t know. It was kind of a behind-the-curtain thing, but there was a few people around, for sure.”
— Late Night with Seth Meyers (@LateNightSeth) October 9, 2021
During a recent interview with EW, Jason Momoa shared more details about how the buddy cop idea came together.
“It’s amazing — you try to work your whole career to get an opportunity like this, and he just tweets something [to make it happen]. And then I got asked about it on Corden, and now our phones won’t stop ringing. So, it’s safe to say that one is happening.”
“He did text me first, which is how respectful he is,” Momoa further added. “I was like, ‘Hell yes. Tell me where to sign, I’m in.’ And then it turns out he just tweeted it right after getting my approval. And then it went viral. You’re like, ‘All right, well, it’s that easy. Let’s do it, buddy.'”
“I’m hoping when I’m Bautista’s age I can still do what he does,” Momoa added. For those who don’t know Bautista is 52. “He’s one of those big guys that can move and fight really well. I have a lot of respect for him and Dwayne [Johnson] because doing that kind of wrestling is a lot of tear on your body for a long time. I know I feel it, and I’m 42. And those guys are still badasses.”