Behind the Scenes of Jason Momoa’s Men’s Journal Cover Shoot

Jason Momoa is ready to show the world he’s one of Hollywood’s biggest badasses. “I finally get to be on Men’s Journal, now they want me because I’m Aquaman,” Momoa says with a smirk. The rugged, rock-climbing, axe-throwing actor is starring as Aquaman in one of 2018’s most high-profile releases, and based on his performance in the trailers, it looks like Momoa had a blast making the movie.

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For Momoa’s December 2018 Men’s Journal cover story shoot, the actor showed off his climbing skills and even gave a few lessons on how to properly throw an axe.

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“It’s fun, I enjoy it, it’s better than doing horseshoes. The trick, 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.”

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After playing some iconic roles throughout his career, including Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones, Momoa has found a character he truly relates to. “It’s probably the character I’ve played that’s most like me,” Momoa says in his December 2018 Men’s Journal cover story. “Like him, I grew up a huge outsider. I was just with my mother, he was just with his father, and I know what that’s like, not having a parent around.”

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Aquaman is set for release on December 21.

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