Working on a big budget blockbuster overseas when you're often more than 9,000 miles away from home has got to be pretty trying, but John Goodman wasn't going to let his homesickness get the better of him when he was shooting 'Kong: Skull Island'.

John GoodmanJohn Goodman stars in 'Kong: Skull Island'

Much of the Jordan Vogt-Roberts movie was shot in Hawaii, which is at least 4,000 miles from John's home in New Orleans, Louisiana. But often the movie took him to Queensland, Australia and even to Vietnam which is more than double the distance. Thinking about it has got to have been quite daunting, especially given that they were filming for five months, but John kept his spirits up thanks to his lively co-stars.

'These are people you don't want to whine in front of', he says. 'We were a long way from home for a long time and we kind of kept each other going. They're very funny people, very creative and really special. We had a really good time.'

Watch the trailer for 'Kong: Skull Island' here


John plays Bill Randa in the 70s-set movie, a World War II veteran who is desperate to prove that he did not just imagine the colossal creature that he saw so many years ago. He joins a team of fellow soldiers and explorers in venturing to an uncharted Pacific island where the beast is meant to exist, but little do they know just how big an adversary they are coming against. 

John Goodman has a number of other films coming out this year; Michael Bay's final 'Transformers' venture 'The Last Knight', Luc Besson's sci-fi adventure 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets' starring Cara Delevingne, Mark and Robb Cullen's crime comedy 'Once Upon a Time in Venice' and David Leitch's Cold War thriller 'Atomic Blonde'. He is currently filming an alien thriller set in Chicago entitled 'Captive State' which co-stars Vera Farmiga and Ashton Sanders.

'Kong: Skull Island' is released in theatres on March 10th 2017.