Aquaman actor and all-around HUNK Jason Momoa raised the bar when he did a sensational photo session for Esquire featuring kittens and cats. Almost as majestic as the cats themselves, Momoa is well-known for his role as the aquatic superhero as well as the husband you hated to love, Game of Throne's Khal Drogo.
Momoa's face is well recognized but the fun facts that have surfaced about him over the years simply have not garnered the recognition and repetition they deserve. The Hawaiin native is a doting dad, a dedicated stepdad, a loving husband, and an advocate for animal welfare! Whew, is it getting hot in here?
Momoa is apologetically passionate about the environment as well as animals.
Jason is also known to be totally down to earth, unfazed by the chaos that comes with being a wealthy celebrity. Instead, he often reflects on being grateful to Hollywood for the opportunity to provide a good life for his family.
It's also pretty common to see Momoa with a scrunchie around his wrist. A scrunchie is similar to a regular hair tie except it has some extra bunched up fabric over it for a more aesthetic appearance. For his interview with Esquire, they challenged Momoa to put the scrunchie in his hair, since the act of doing so was something not many had the privilege of seeing before.
That was great.
He may not look it, but Momoa is in his 40's now and according to him, his rise to fame hasn't been all that easy.
It was 1999 when Momoa got his first real gig playing in Baywatch Hawaii.
However, it was his role as Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones that propelled him quickly to the hunky fame he is associated with today.
His wife, Lisa Bonet is his childhood crush and he is totally crazy about her. Together they have beautiful children and Jason is committed to spending as much time as possible with them! When he isn't travelling for work or filming, he is with his kids. He is also always singing the praises of his stepdaughter, Zoe Kravitz.
It's no surprise to see Momoa enjoying quality beer and throwing hatchets, either.
In fact, it's pretty common or talk show hosts to have Momoa entertain the crowds by throwing axes for their amusement.
The thing is, Momoa comes off as this genuinely humble sort of dude, just doing his best to be a good dad, husband, and friend. He's using his star power to advocate for the earth and who could complain about that?
Esquire asked Jason about his rise to fame, and he responded in his typical humble fashion:
"I think of Brad Pitt as a movie star. You know what I mean? Like George Clooney is a movie star. Those guys are like, boom.
"I would never be able to handle what he does,” Momoa said, reflecting on how his career had a slower burn.
“He’s so fucking talented, man. I don’t know. I’m a little dumber, needed some time. Which is probably the best for me, because it would have been bad if it happened when I was younger. I just would have fucked it all up."
What's going on now and what's next for Jason Momoa?
Well, there is no shortage of rumors, some confirmed, some not. Supposedly: He’ll be starring in a remake of the 1993 film Cliffhanger. He's also been cast in the reboot of Dune. Of course, we are all excited about he next Aquaman instalment as well!
But it's his leading role in AppleTV's futuristic, sci-fi thriller See that people are currently pumped about. Momoa plays Baba Voss, a fearless warrior, leader and guardian. Sounds right up his alley, doesn't it?
You'll get no complaints from us. The more Momoa, the merrier.
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