Having taken on the role of Chief Warrant Officer Barnes, O’Shea Jackson Jr. is on the ground level for much of Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Dodging lightening strikes, explosions and falling debris, he’s the closet thing the film has to a human action hero and – judging by his infectious enthusiasm – he clearly relished that opportunity.
In advance of the blockbuster release, we got the chance to sit down with O’Shea and talk about his experience on the production. He’s a really charismatic interviewee and we cover lots of topics, including his favourite monster movies (as it turns out, he happens to be a big fan of Godzilla. Kong? Not so much) the challenges of acting against a green-screen and his ambition to make the first truly great video-game adaptation.
Watch the full interview here:
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is set for release on May 31st, 2019 and sees Michael Dougherty (Krampus) directing returning Godzilla stars Sally Hawkins (Dr. Vivienne Graham) and Ken Watanabe (Dr. Ishiro Serizawa), and new additions Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton), Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel), Aisha Hinds (Star Trek Into Darkness), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley), Zhang Ziyi (The Grandmaster), Randy Havens (Stranger Things) and Elizabeth Ludlow (The Walking Dead).