“It starts for me with the wardrobe. Just like stepping into the character,” he told CinemaSpy. “I’m constantly in there about wardrobe. That’s my passion; I’ve got to constantly be creative.
[Ronon has] always been on the run and he makes his clothes and he’s got these imperfections and it wears the scars of him running. He’s like, ‘I’ve bled in these. This is my home.’ That’s what it is, his boots and his clothes. That’s what he’s carried. To me that was very important, wardrobe.”
Originally best known for his role as Jason Ioane on Baywatch, Momoa has come to realize that the hunk look he was portraying was not the direction he wished to take his career. His dreadlocks were the embodiment of this separation.
“I dreaded my hair because I don’t want to be the pretty boy and the hunk,” he said. “I didn’t want it to be all about my face; it originally started from that and I hated that. Because I’m just not that. From that spawned the dreads. I just wanted different roles.”
Momoa went on to reveal how he would like Dex to exit the show — and in his mind he may take his co-star with him. “A blaze of glory, man,” he said. “… me and Joe [Flanigan, Colonel John Sheppard], going out. The unspoken word, looking at each other.
“We’ve had it happen this year [in “Search and Rescue.”], we do one where we look at each other and he’s like, ‘We’re going to die. It’s an honour,’ and I’m like, ‘Same.’ It’s unspoken and you’re going out with your buddy, firing.”
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