Jason Momoa Says He’s a ‘Degenerate,’ Not a Role Model

If you thought your love of Jason Momoa was already maxed out, think again. The Game of Thrones and Aquaman star just did a long feature with Men’s Health magazine, and it’s full of solid-gold information about Momoa that’s only going to make you love him more.

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The thing that’s going to really change the way you see Momoa is the way he talks about being a dad. It might just be the best part of the entire interview.

“I really can’t tell you what the hell I was doing before I had kids,” he said. “Just fucking off. Wasting time. I think I was pretty reckless and definitely a bit out of control. Now I’m more focused. I probably love myself more and take care of myself more because I want to stick around.”

His experience raising two kids who are rapidly approaching their teenage years has given Momoa a new idea too. He wants to get some of his actor friends together for a project where they all “just [talk] about being a good dad.”

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“Sometimes you don’t learn it from your parents. You learn it from your best friends,” he continued. “Instead of just, ‘This is what a man’s supposed to be’ and all the bullshit stuff out there, you can make something really positive. The truth is we’re all searching. We’re all looking for guidance, for mentors, and I’m by no means someone to follow. I’m a degenerate too, you know? I have my ups and my downs like anyone. All I can do is be me.”

Of course, if he’s going to talk about being a “degenerate,” Momoa has to address the scandal that hit him last month when a video from a 2011 Comic-Con resurfaced showing him joking about how he loved his GoT character because he got to “rape beautiful women.” Momoa has since apologized, but he’s moving on and hoping people pay more attention to what’s important to him: his family.

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“I want to be remembered as, I hope, an amazing husband and a great father. My kids are my greatest piece of art. If I can pump them full of amazing stuff and surround them with beautiful art and music, then I’m going to live out my life watching them. They’re already way smarter and just way better than me,” he said. “It’s beautiful. I want it to be the greatest thing I ever do: make good humans.”


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