Jason Clarke From ‘Home And Away’ Set To Conquer ‘Everest’

Jason Clarke From ‘Home And Away’ Set To Conquer ‘Everest’
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It is never easy to articulate some desires, especially when the desire takes you away from so many things. People who have the desire to conquer Mount Everest can surely handle the risk of death.


The journey of such people is depicted in the movie “Everest.” Jason Clarke from “Home and Away” will be seen as a climber in the movie and this is a long road he has travelled to literally reach the top. Jason plays Rob Hall in the movie based on the real story of a 1996 expedition summit that went drastically wrong.

The six-feet-2-inched Jason is just perfect as a climber with no intention of backing out. His smile depicts a sense of seriousness and his calmness often gives you a notion that so much is going on in his mind.

Playing the role of mountaineer Rob was not easy. Clarke said, “I wouldn’t pretend to have the balls that Rob had,” he added, “But you do understand there’s that sense of freedom and sense of calculation at the same time which has to be married. If you want to hit the top, there is a level of risk involved.”

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Jason is best known for his Tommy Caffee role in “Brotherhood.” He played Christopher Johnson in “Home and Away,” which gave him an exposure to bigger roles.

Some of the scenes of the movie were shot at 16,000 feet and director Baltasar Kormákur has an altitude problem that made it a horrible experience. For one scene he mentioned, “Probably the worst scene I ever shot. The [director of photography] was so altitude sick he didn’t know what he was shooting.”

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