Why Kang the Conqueror Actor Jonathan Majors Did Not Watch Loki?
Majors has revealed that he doesn’t watch his films or shows, a detail that will surprise many. Instead, believing that watching his own work is “not my business” and opts instead to take a bathroom break.
Such an attitude isn’t rare for actors, with Majors in the company of others like esteemed actor Tom Hanks and Amazing Spider-Man’s Andrew Garfield, both of whom also avoid watching their work.
Still, Majors astonished interviewers when he candidly admitted, “I don’t watch ’em,” even despite being told he was “absolutely nailing” his performance as He Who Remains.
Of course, the Kang actor doesn’t completely shut the door on his work once his scenes are filmed. Post-production can be complex, and ADR (automated dialogue replacement) requires the performer to dub previously recorded scenes. Majors has rewatched those scenes to facilitate the process but still admits he “tries to avert [his] eyes as much as possible.”
This is something that he has warned the crew about and emphasizes that he means “no disrespect” to the director in charge of the project. It’s simply just a preference. The actor clarifies he invests a lot of time and energy into the production process and will even check out his work if his friends are “on the screen”.
Nevertheless, despite his performance as Kang receiving a wealth of praise, it seems that Majors will not be joining when his highly anticipated performance as Kang the Conqueror kicks off Marvel’s Phase 5.
These comments come after the actor admitted to the downsides of working with Marvel Studios. He pointed to the apprehensive feeling that stirs “right before the film comes out” and cites it as “probably the most unpleasant” aspect of starring in a Marvel project.
Majors Remains Committed to MCU Role
Whilst Majors decides not to watch his work, his dedication and care for it cannot be understated.
The MCU is certainly benefitting from his drive to leave a lasting mark on any project he turns to. Majors is a serious actor, and he will completely dedicate himself to any role he takes on.
This can be felt in how the actor has clearly done his homework, studying how former Marvel antagonists like Loki and Ultron can shape his portrayal as the next overarching threat.
Ant-Man 3 director Peyton Reed has even compared the star to greats such as Marlon Brando, an actor considered one of the most influential of the 20th century.
Certainly, his energy and presence have enriched his work on Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Cast, crew, and even Marvel executives have offered the highest praise for the actor.