Temuera Morrison cemented his place in Kiwi screen history by playing the abusive Jake Heke in Once Were Warriors. In this ScreenTalk Short he recalls making Warriors — namely nerves, protein shakes, actor Rena Owen, and special boots to make him look taller. Also mentioned: sequel What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?, early days acting on Rangi’s Catch, stumbling over medical terms on Shortland Street, and joining the Star Wars empire.
The full version of this interview was first uploaded on 23 May 2011.
This video is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.
Interview, Camera and Editing – Andrew Whiteside