In addition to Moon Harbor, Lost, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Monaghan has also appeared in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker. Sunrise”, among other notable projects.
When asked why he liked such “quirky” roles, Monaghan was blunt.
“These are the ones that are offered to me,” he says. “I would really love to play Peter Parker or Tony Stark, but people don’t think I can play those roles – or people aren’t ready for me to play those roles – so I take the ones that are offered to me.”
However, Monaghan admits that his out-of-the-box character from Moonhaven is his ally.
“I think it suits my character more,” he says. “I don’t necessarily identify too strongly with classic macho. I have always been more artistic. It has a sensitivity and a little quirkiness. Maybe it’s the characters that I know a little better.”
Moonhaven is now streaming on AMC+, with new episodes available every Thursday.