Jason Momoa Explains Why He Loves Playing Aquaman

Jason Momoa says he started playing Aquaman because of his love of the oceans.

Jason Momoa has returned to 30 Rock to host his second episode of Saturday Night Live. During the latest edition of the live sketch comedy, Momoa’s opening monologue was brief and to the point. In it, he revealed why he was so attracted to playing the role of Aquaman.

“I love playing Aquaman because I love the ocean. It’s true. Growing up all I wanted to do as a marine biologist, which makes sense because I’m built like a scientist,” Momoa said in the monologue. “The problem was that even though I was born in Hawaii, I grew up in Iowa, which isn’t, you know, not really known for its oceans.”

He then went on to speak about his new water company, one that forgoes the packaging of water in single-use plastic.

“I feel like my life has come full circle. I do a lot of work protecting our oceans and small island nations. I even started my own water company to eliminate single use plastic water bottles,” the actor added. It’s called Mananalu which, in Hawaiian, stands for Suck It Dasani. This word really means a lot to me. I’m serious. We’re gonna save the whales, the coral reefs, and the SpongeBobs because Jason Momoa loves life.”

Who is in the Saturday Night Live cast?

Cast members for Saturday Night Live season 49 include almost the entire cast from season 48 of SNL. Returning stars include Michael Che, Mikey Day, Andrew Dismukes, Chloe Fineman, Heidi Gardner, James Austin Johnson, Punkie Johnson, Colin Jost, Ego Nwodim, Sarah Sherman, Kenan Thompson, and Bowen Yang. Featured players that are part of the cast include returning stars Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow, and Devon Walker, plus the show’s only fully new cast member for the year, newcomer Chloe Troast. The comedy troupe Please Don’t Destroy, made up of Ben Marshall, John Higgins, and Martin Herlihy, are also a recurring part of the series.

Saturday Night Live Season 49 is ongoing now with new episodes airing on both NBC and Peacock, starting Saturdays at 11:30 PM ET. All 48  seasons of Saturday Night Live are also now streaming on Peacock.

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