Only Jason Momoa can make axe tossing look simple and how.
The (as of late) clean shaven Aquaman star showed up on The Ellen DeGeneres Show for the first time and showed the host his preferred hobby, hitting the bulls-eye on the first throw itself.
“So here’s the thing, because we throw footballs and baseballs, everyone kind of turns it like this,” Momoa explained while showing Ellen the proper way to throw an axe. “It has to go straight over your head … it has to go right with the grain.”
After a couple fizzled and failed attempts from DeGeneres, she surprised Momoa with a chance to fund-raise for Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii, a Hawaii-based environmental association.
The ex-Game of Thrones star, celebrated for his beard, as of late made “shockwaves” on the web when he chose to shave it off to bring issues to light for the destructive impacts of single-utilize plastic water bottles while launching his new line of canned water with Ball Corporation. In contrast to the plastic, aluminum jars are “100% recyclable.”
“I’m Aquaman now and I have all these little beautiful kids come up to me, and I never thought I’d be a role model,” Momoa told DeGeneres, explaining the motivation behind his canned water campaign. “So I wanted to save the planet from single-use plastics.”
DeGeneres fooled around that the Mueller report was released the day he shaved his facial hair, however, his beard was “over trending” the profoundly anticipated report on the investigation of Russian interference.
“Yeah, sorry about that, that was an accident,” the actor chuckled.
What’s more, with his axe throwing skills, Momoa raised $31,000 on the show, in spite of the fact that DeGeneres giggled they only anticipated him to go up to $10,000. Ellen then pulled out a sharpie, crossing out “10” and writing “31” over it.