Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa did a pretty good job keeping his excitement, over the Aquaman role, in check during all the press conferences and Comic-Con appearances preceding Warner Bros' official announcement about his casting.
But in his latest interview with The Daily Beast, the actor seems all kicked about playing the superhero and being part of the DC Cinematic Universe. Momoa reveals why he is excited for the Aquaman role which will span at least four years.
"It's awesome as an actor to know what your future is going to be because I have children and I've busted my ass to put food on the table," he said.
"It's awesome knowing that I'm going to be in Justice League because my son is the biggest Batman fan and my daughter loves Wonder Woman. It'll be cool for them to see me in something because they're not going to be watching Game of Thrones or Red Road anytime soon, but now they can see Daddy kicking ass in IMAX."
Momoa also shed some light on bringing diversity to superheroes. "I've had to bust ass to be in this industry. A lot of things are very black and white," he stated.
"Aquaman is especially cool because being a Kanaka Maoli—being Hawaiian—our Gods are Kanaloa and Maui, and the Earth is 71 percent water, so I get to represent that. And I'm someone who gets to represent all the islanders, not some blond-haired superhero. It's cool that there's a brown-skinned superhero."
Momoa's life also seems to have come full circle with him taking up the role of Aquaman. When Daily Beast mentioned the irony that Momoa's first major acting role was as a lifeguard in Baywatch Hawaii, the actor said: "It's a trip. I spent 15 years trying to dig myself out of the Baywatch hole, and now I'm Aquaman. Life is very good."