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By Mily Dec 17, 2018 Gallery Jason Momoa Press 0 Comments

Jason Momoa was interviewed by Chris Mandle and photographed by Peter Yang for Shortlist.

This interview got my attention because Jason talked about how difficult is for him to be typecast, as “just the barbarian”. Check the interview below:

Before he arrived in a Pantera vest that covered roughly 30% of his torso, Jason Momoa had two requests.

For lunch he would like meat on a stick (specifically: “various meats”). To wash it down: Guinness, and lots of it (though he changes his mind to “green juice” on the day). Later, he will concede to enjoying Guinness so much that he drinks it as often as he can. “I don’t get p*ssed from it. I drink it because it tastes good.” When I how-long-is-a-piece-of-a-string him about the amount of Guinness it would theoretically take to fell a Jason Momoa, he shrugs; it is impossible to tell how much of Ireland’s most famous export would be required to down this bull-sized, luscious-locked behemoth – best known for Game Of Thrones and, now, for playing Aquaman – because it has never happened. We may never know.

Momoa possesses an extreme, almost dangerous amount of vigour. He is ecstatic when he sees the log cabin we constructed for his ShortList cover shoot. He loves the garish and luxurious knitwear, even when he FaceTimes his wife, the actress Lisa Bonet, and she considers one of the jumpers “Bill Cosby-ish”. “Ha ha!” he bellows, as he thunders around the room, wearing his own stressed-looking pair of workboots because his feet are too wide to fit into any of our fancier, capital-F fashion shoes. He is cheery, despite finding out the photos he supplied for his China visa have been… diplomatically declined on account of his chunky jewellery, his shaggy hair filling too much of the frame, and his facial expression. His photo has been declared far too in-your-face, too Momoa-ish, for something as pragmatic as conditional authorisation to a foreign country, so he must take it again.

“I want people to see me be funny and romantic, not some big lug. I can make something beautiful”

“I don’t normally get to do ‘silly’ things,” he says later, reflecting on the shoot while biting down on a skewer of chicken. “I’m normally hired to play that guy – the barbarian, the brute. After Game Of Thrones, no one was thinking I’d be perfect for a rom-com.”

Between photographs, he amuses himself by swinging an axe around his muscular person with a playfulness normally reserved for a sparkler on bonfire night. At his home in California, Momoa collects knives, tomahawks, plus the occasional ‘hog-splitter’ – that’s a heavier blade designed for cleaving through large animal carcasses. He says he has more than 60. “You should definitely call before you come visit,” he says, “They’re huge. I could probably throw one, though.”

We meet in Vancouver at the tail-end of summer, as he is beginning work on a TV show called See for Apple. Being in Canada – with the fresh air, almost-autumnal leaves on the trees and roughly hewn rockfaces he is desperate to scale with his big arms – makes him think of life after this. After interviews, filming and negotiable visits to China. After acting.

More than anything, he wants to ride his motorcycle to Patagonia from Alaska, where he has a buddy. Momoa mentions many nameless buddies who must, I assume, all resemble him in stature and ruggedness – hulking masses of muscle and hair – and live in real cabins like the fake one we’ve built. He wants to take a journey lasting two, maybe three months, through gorgeous vistas, meeting interesting new people, spending a bit of time in his own head. But he can’t. Not yet; there is, unfortunately, acting to be done.

Including Aquaman. Momoa cameoed in 2016’s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and then appeared in a more fleshed-out role in last year’s Justice League, and now it’s time for Arthur Curry to take centre stage in his own film. Despite the dollar-intensive nature of these gargantuan superhero movies, the DC universe has not enjoyed the critical adoration of other such films. Momoa knows he’s signed up to something all-consuming, though, and it doesn’t bother him that this kind of gig will push the bucket-list road trip back many years.

“People get this idea that I had a choice with regards to what I do,” he says. “Being an actor – for me, anyway – it’s slim pickings. At one time, I’d be 20th down the list for a part. I know I’m not first. But I’ve had a career, I’ve taken sh*t [roles], and I’ve made them good. Most actors can start being picky after a while. I haven’t been in that position.”

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Also our gallery has been updated with the photoshoot of Jason for Shortlist. Check them out:

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By Mily Nov 20, 2018 Jason Momoa Press 0 Comments

Jason Momoa was interviewed by Marissa Stephenson for Men’s Journal and you can read the interview below:

SHOULD I TRIGGER PREMATURE LABOR hurling this ax, at least I know that Jason Momoa Opens a New Window. ’s catcher’s-mitt hands are here to help deliver the baby.

This is what I’m thinking as I stand next to the hulking 6’4” actor, both of us eyeing his makeshift wooden target. Momoa is explaining the allure of throwing an ax, the sense of satisfaction and catharsis he gets from the thunk of a blade sinking into a wall, the testosterone boost he believes it delivers.

But I’m behind a beat—probably because I am 30 weeks pregnant, with a belly that makes me look like I’m smuggling a watermelon under my shirt. I’m in the final stretch for my firstborn and under doctor’s orders to avoid any new physical activities—“even yoga.” I briefly wonder if Dr. Caldwell would count chucking heavy axes as exercise, but Momoa seems unfazed. “Heyyy, mama,” he’d said by way of greeting when we met, pointing to my gut. “Look at that!”

Now he proceeds to hand me four sharpened tomahawks. He designed them himself, working with a local outfit to source the wood and forge the steel. The ax handle is as long as my arm; the blade is eight inches long. It’s heavy, and it feels awkward and unwieldy as I cock it behind my head and aim at a wooden target about 15 feet away.

“The trick,” Momoa says, “is to throw straight, release early, and don’t bend your wrist. People always bend their wrists, like they’re throwing a football spiral or a baseball.”

My eyes flick down to a bulbous stomach below, and then I let the tomahawk fly. The blade hits the wall flat. The second, third, and fourth tries drive into the dirt—I’m throwing down, releasing late.

“Should I, um, slow it down? Not throw so hard?” I ask.

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By Mily Sep 11, 2017 Jason Momoa 0 Comments

In this recent interview Jason Momoa opens up about his diet and his training; plus how this affects his health and life in general. Check it out:

The Jason Momoa workout is mother nature inspired

Though he may look as if struts an iron-forged physique, Momoa’s routine is surprisingly fun and varied.

“I like to workout in the morning, at the crack of dawn, and love to workout outside: whether that’s climbing, hill sprints, boxing, surfing, swimming, skateboarding – it gives me some time to think and focus,” he explains. “It helps me start my day off positively.”

Smart move because a new study in PLOS One found even gentle exercise improved people’s mood and anxiety levels, but the effects were greatest when the exercise took place outdoors rather than in a gym. Even if you’re grinding away in the gym, try to avoid doing your cardio on the treadmill and rather run to a nearby field to do it as nature intended like Momoa does.

Jason Momoa on the importance of cardio

Success in health involves prioritizing the right kind of muscles, the most significant of which you’ll never see. “The most important muscle in your body is your heart, so I like to work up a sweat in the morning,” explains Momoa.

“If you take care of your heart it will take care of you. Whether that’s running, hiking, swimming, surfing, yoga or whatever, just 45 minutes a day getting your sweat on – it makes such a difference physically and mentally.”

While you are a little stronger in the late afternoon because your body has had time to wake up, morning exercise also has it benefits because you’re likely to burn a greater percentage of fat for energy, found a study in the Journal of Physiology.

Just don’t let that sway you into believing that if you can’t do the morning then you shouldn’t exercise at all, because the best time to exercise is whenever the hell you have the time to do it.

Naturally gifted with genetics + work ethic = Jason Momoa

Some guys do hit the genetic lottery but that doesn’t mean you can’t improve on what nature dished out. “Before playing Conan, I hadn’t actually ever used weights. I had to pack on about 25 pounds of muscle for that role in a short amount of time, so I had to hit the weights,” he explains.

“Before Conan, fitness wise everything came from your general sports and outdoor pursuits. I’ve always loved the outdoors and even when I have to be bigger, I want to be strong yet agile. So, it’s a mix of weights and functional workouts and I incorporate the things I love doing outdoors.”

If you’re struggling to find the enjoyment in exercise when you’re wearing a blood red face and an uncomfortably sweaty crotch, invite a friend, though you may want to keep feelings about the latter to yourself.

People enjoy exercise far more if they’re with other like-minded folk, found research at the University of Aberdeen. And the more enjoyable exercise is, the less food you’ll scoff afterwards, so make the changes you need by roping in the right crew.

Continue reading at trainmag.com