Top 10 Moments That Made Us Love Jason Momoa



Top 10 Moments That Made Us Love Jason Momoa

VOICE OVER: Rebecca Brayton WRITTEN BY: Jesse Singer
Who doesn't love Jason Momoa? For this list, we'll be looking at the most notable times this actor and Renaissance man made us smile and swoon. Our countdown includes when he played Ozzy Osbourne, when he told the UN to do better, when he made us laugh on "SNL," and more!

Top 10 Moments That Made Us Love Jason Momoa

Welcome to MsMojo, and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Moments That Made Us Love Jason Momoa

For this list, we’ll be looking at the most notable times this actor and Renaissance man made us smile and swoon.

What’s your favorite Momoa moment? Let us know in the comments below!

#10: When He Made Us Laugh on “SNL”

“Aquaman” wasn’t a humorous film, and Khal Drogo definitely wasn’t the comic relief on “Game of Thrones”. So most people probably didn’t know that Momoa is actually pretty funny. That changed in 2019, during his cameo appearance on “Saturday Night Live” in a skit called “First Impressions Court.” He’s absolutely hilarious in the segment, and can barely get through it without breaking a few times himself - which we love. Coincidentally, that’s also the perfect word to describe how we felt when he ripped open his fur coat, revealing his bare chest. Needless to say, Momoa’s got a lot of range.

#9: When He Started a Canned Water Business

Jason Momoa plus sustainability is a combo that’s almost too hot to handle. But we applaud him for his attempt to rid the world of single-use plastics. In 2019, he started a company called Mananalu. Instead of plastic bottles, his water comes to you in aluminum cans. As the company’s website aptly explains, plastic is often discarded - but aluminum isn’t. Importantly, the cans are largely crafted with recycled metal. And when you responsibly dispose of them, you can feel confident that they’ll be repurposed, as 75% of aluminum finds new life. But the actor’s ecological pursuits don’t stop there. At home, Jason has incorporated things like shampoo bars into his routine. So if you thought you couldn’t love him more, think again!

#8: When He Told James Corden What He Travels With

Filming a movie can take a long time, and it can mean actors are away from home for months on end. So they have to pack accordingly. While on “the Late Late Show”, Jason Momoa confirmed that he takes a lot of stuff with him when he travels for work. This includes things we would’ve never predicted, like motorcycles and drums! But it’s what he told James Corden next that made our hearts melt. In addition to everything else he packs, Momoa makes sure to have some of his kids’ paintings and toys on hand because they bring him joy. It’s his way of staying connected to home!

#7: When He Played Ozzy Osbourne

In a video for GQ magazine where he broke down his travel essentials, Jason Momoa revealed that music is super important to him. In fact, he takes record players and hundreds of vinyls with him whenever he’s away from home. He even showed off his “Master of Reality” album by Black Sabbath. But he’s not just a fan of Ozzy Osbourne; he also got to play him. The actor was cast as the “Prince of Darkness” in the video for “Scary Little Green Men,” a song off Osbourne’s “Ordinary Man” album. The video itself is cool enough, but getting to see how much fun Momoa had behind the scenes is priceless.

#6: When We Learned About His Fluffy Pink Sock

Although they typically look very intense on screen, filming graphic scenes can actually be quite weird for both parties involved. After all, it’s completely manufactured. So how did Jason Momoa try to counter the awkwardness during a “Game of Thrones” scene between Daenerys and Drogo? Well, his approach was rather unique. He decided to put on a singular fluffy pink sock. Why not wear the pair, you ask? Well, let's just say the garment wasn’t for his feet! Honestly, his scene partner Emilia Clarke explained how it all went down better than we ever could.

#5: When He Bought Lenny Kravitz a Ring

In 1985, Lisa Bonet met Lenny Kravitz. They got married in 1987, and divorced in ‘93. Bonet and Momoa started dating in 2005, and tied the knot in 2017. So those who watch a lot of television might have expected the men to get into a screaming match or physical altercation. But there were no immature fits of jealousy here. The two actually get along to the point of calling each other “brother”. Momoa even gifted Kravitz a ring as a token of his appreciation for the latter’s support during his first SNL hosting gig! They all appear to be one big happy family, which is touching to see.

#4: When He Tried to Make Conan O’Brien Feel Better About His Flat Butt

One of the many things we love about Mr. Momoa is his big heart. He always tries to make other people feel good, which is a pretty remarkable quality. Appearing on Conan O’Brien’s talk show, he gave the host a NSFW reason to embrace his “flat butt”. It was an off the cuff moment, but the actor proved he’s not afraid of a little rowdy humor. Watching him sweetly comfort a shocked Betty White following his censored statement was just the cherry on top. Of course, he also cited Conan’s intelligence, humor, and wealth as reasons not to worry too much about his derrière!

#3: When We Saw This Amazing Fan Photo

There’s nothing worse than admiring an actor only to find out they’re not a good person in real life. After all, the way celebrities deal with respectful fans on the regular is arguably a good indication of who they are. And yet again, Jason Momoa doesn’t disappoint. The woman who posted this viral fan photo online said she wanted a solo picture with Momoa, but her husband wasn’t keen on the idea. This was the compromise. She later clarified that the pose was a joke and her husband’s idea, and Momoa was down to play along! He even obliged with a clever signature placement at the man’s request. It sounds like he took the whole thing in stride!

#2: When He Told the UN to Do Better

As you now know, Jason Momoa’s took a stance against single-use plastics through his water company. But the “Aquaman” star’s love for the environment runs deeper than that. He’s also not afraid to call out those in power to demand action. In 2019, he had some harsh words for the United Nations at a meeting on Small Island Developing States. He certainly didn’t hold back, calling humans “a disease infecting our planet.” And he didn’t let the leaders off the hook either. His passion and desire to fight for the planet’s long-term well-being is palpable — and super contagious!

#1: When He Called His Wife “An Angel”

There’s no doubt that Jason Momoa and his wife Lisa Bonet have a beautiful relationship. And sure, the fact that he’s married makes us a little sad. But we can’t help but admire him for the loving way in which he talks about his family. In a 2014 interview, the star showered Bonet with some well-deserved compliments, calling her his “dream woman”, and “an angel”, During that same appearance, he discussed working with her on “Road to Paloma”. We couldn’t help but swoon when he described the effect she had on him on set. While you might think that nothing could faze a guy like Momoa, Bonet had him feeling timid!