It’s hard to believe that an actor as physically imposing as Jason Momoa could ever be turned down for a job as a bouncer.
But the star has revealed that, before his huge roles in the likes of Aquaman, Justice League and new Apple TV+ show See, that’s exactly what happened – and he ended up doing something far more niche.
Appearing on The Late Late Show with James Corden alongside his See co-star Alfre Woodard, Momoa explained that he was once hired as a “professional shusher”.
“They wouldn’t let me be a bouncer,” Momoa said. “But I was actually the guy that stayed outside in Santa Monica and kept everyone quiet as they came out from the club at two in the morning.
“So I wasn’t even good enough to be in the club but just keep people quiet… I was basically a professional shusher.”
Or as Corden puts it, “an elevated librarian”.
He’s now starring alongside Luke Cage star Woodard in new Apple TV+ series See, written by Peaky Blinders mastermind Steven Knight.
Set in a distant future where the entire human population is blind, things change when Baba Voss (Momoa) fathers two babies who are born with sight.
The actor has revealed that a second season is already on the horizon, although he’s not giving away any plot details.