Cohen Holloway is an actor, comedian and singer who first made an impact on comedy shows Pulp Comedy and Facelift. He went on to act in movie After the Waterfall, and Taika Waititi hits Boy and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. In 2009 Holloway won a Qantas Best Actor Award after starring as David Dougherty in TV drama Until Proven Innocent. He had further starring roles in Good for Nothing and Bellbird, and comedy series Find Me a Māori Bride.
In this ScreenTalk, Holloway talks about:
...they auditioned me as Mason . . . I hadn't done any film work at that stage. I was so nervous to meet them that Taika just goes 'you know that nervous energy you've got? Just keep that'. And that's what Mason is — it's me actually auditioning.– Cohen Holloway on auditioning for the role of Mason in Taika Waititi's 2007 film Eagle vs Shark