Aqua­man’s Ja­son Mo­moa makes a splash in DC Comics’ lat­est fea­ture


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Aqua­man aka Arthur Curry – played by Ja­son Mo­moa – is ready to show the world what hap­pens when the heir to an un­der­wa­ter king­dom must step up. ‘He’s sup­posed to be king, but he doesn’t want it,’ says the 39-year-old. Here, Ja­son takes us un­der the sea to cel­e­brate his lat­est role…

Arthur is ac­tu­ally very funny! [Di­rec­tor] James Wan is very goofy and funny. He really wanted that won­der­ment and for peo­ple to fall in love with this jour­ney. He was really open to me im­pro­vis­ing things and adding lit­tle pieces of me.

Do you re­late to your char­ac­ter? I was born in Hawaii and raised in Iowa. Strad­dling those two worlds, and be­ing an out­cast in both, and find­ing my own path in this world, I re­late to that. I’m also kind of a goof­ball, and there are mo­ments where he’s a ras­cal. He also puts his foot in his mouth quite of­ten.

What was it like putting on the suit? The coolest mo­ment was when I Face­timed my wife [Lisa Bonet] and kids [Lola, 11, and Nakoa-wolf, 10] and I saw their faces. It’s very bright, very loud and it’s awe­some. Peo­ple re­sponded very well to it. It wasn’t im­por­tant what I thought, but how peo­ple looked at it.

Are your kids im­pressed? My wife held up [the phone] show­ing them the trailer, so I got to ex­pe­ri­ence watch­ing it with them. They were like, ‘Papa, you’re so cool.’

Ja­son has ‘never seen any­thing like’ the ‘elab­o­rate and crazy’ un­der­wa­ter fight scenes.

Ja­son Mo­moa

‘[Am­ber is] a trooper… I would get in and out of my suit the mo­ment they said cut. And this poor woman stayed in it the whole time,’ says Ja­son of his co-star Ni­cole Kid­man plays Aqua­man’s mother, while Am­ber Heard stars as his love in­ter­est Mera

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