Ja­son Mo­moa loves the ocean and how

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It will be an un­der­state­ment to say that Hol­ly­wood ac­tor Ja­son Mo­moa is ex­cited to play, Aqua­man in the up­com­ing stand-alone film on the su­per­hero from the DC comics uni­verse. If any­thing, the 39-year-old ac­tor feels des­tined to play the char­ac­ter, be­cause just like the char­ac­ter of Arthur McCurry/ Aqua­man, Mo­moa too, lived on an is­land. “Like Arthur, I was a half-breed, split be­tween Iowa and Hawaii, so I could def­i­nitely iden­tify with that. And from the Philip­pines to Hawaii to Tahiti and Fiji… Many is­lands have their cel­e­brated wa­ter gods. That res­onated with me, in­stantly,” he was quoted as say­ing.

Not just that, Mo­moa has also stud­ied ma­rine bi­ol­ogy in col­lege. “I stud­ied ma­rine bi­ol­ogy grow­ing up in Iowa. Sur­pris­ingly, they had this cam­pus in the mid­dle of Des Moines, and it was all aquat­ics —sharks, eels and so on. I love the ocean, be­ing an is­lander. It’s some­thing that ab­so­lutely scares me, yet draws me in. It’s calm­ing. It’s al­ways evolv­ing. It’s al­ways mov­ing. Like fire, you can just stare at it. The mind’s con­stantly en­ter­tained by it. You can get lost in it,” he added.

Ja­son Mo­moa plays Aqua­man in the up­com­ing stand-alone film

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