Jason Momoa was interviewed by Red Bull about his onscreen role of Aquaman, and also about his real-life efforts to save the oceans. Momoa said that he has studied marine biology while he was in college because according to him, he’s “just a fan of nature, of the world, of the Earth.” Momoa also added that it was a major goal to spend his life on saving the oceans and working for animals.
He shared: “It’s tough because there are so many things to do in this lifetime: my artistic career, being a father, giving back what I owe this Earth as a human being. I want to bring awareness and solutions – that’s why I’m working with a charity organisation called WATERisLIFE.”
Momoa also shared that he once almost drowned on a surfing tour. According to Momoa, the waves were massive and his friends couldn’t reach him. Momoa said that it was a scary incident and also joked that he prayed to his ancestors, grandmother and grandfather for saving his life.
Fortunately for him, he was thrown against a reef and he managed to dig in his feet and held tightly so that his friends could see where he was. That was the big experience that taught him to respect the ocean.
“The ocean is a beautiful and amazing teacher. It’s very powerful and you have to respect it. It gives grace and beauty, but it’s also beaten the s**t out of me.”