“Aquaman” is the highest-grossing DC Extended Universe film. It is also the highest-grossing superhero film of all time after “Avengers: Infinity War.”
By portraying the king of Atlantis, Jason Momoa also got his shot at international fame.But before he became known as Aquaman, very few really know who Jason Momoa is.
Goalcast gives a quick look into the life of the actor who would be king of Atlantis and his epic love story.
Momoa was raised by his mother following separation with his father. His mother was an artist and he grew up seeing the world through the eyes of her paintings.
His mother worked four jobs to support the two of them. To make ends meet and help his mother, Mamoa worked in a surf shop for $5 an hour. He also took a job as a model.
“I have my ups and my downs like anyone,” he says. “All I can do is be me.”
He first saw his future wife Lisa Bonet when he was just 8 years old. Momoa saw Bonet on TV. Bonet had her signature dreadlocks and Momoa styled his hair the same way.
When he finally met Bonet, Momoa was living in a hotel room. On their first date, he had to ask her for a ride because he had no car.
When Bonet ordered his favorite beer, Momoa knew he had found his soul mate.
People used to admire Momoa for his looks and some even teasingly called him pretty boy. One evening, he got into a club fight and he was attacked with a broken bottle. That fight later left him with a unique face scar and 140 stitches at the hospital.
But despite the incident, Momoa never felt defeated. He reveals that his scar helped him shed his hated pretty boy image.
It also didn’t change the way Bonet felt about him. She grew up with an absent father. Momoa vowed to stay by side and never let her feel alone. Through Bonet, he realized his dream of becoming a father.
To support his family, he became an actor.
Playing Aquaman made him shed tears on the movie set. The role was very close to his heart. He portrayed a character who was raised by a single parent. Even though he plays a superhero in the movie, he considers single mothers as the real heroes.
Even with the fame that came with “Aquaman,” Momoa says raising his children remains his most important role.
“I want to be remembered as, I hope, an amazing husband and a great father,” he concludes.