Jason Momoa Reveals His Aquaman Was Inspired By Slash
Jason Momoa shared in a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that his rendition of Aquaman was inspired by guitar icon Slash.
Momoa says, “How are you going to dress up like you’re playing Aquaman? I’m like, you’re not going to put him in a polo and some khakis.”
Momoa noted that director Zach Snyder wanted Aquaman to have a rock and roll edge and attitude.
Slash makes an appearance in Momoa’s new series On the Roam. Currently streaming on Max, the eight-part docuseries highlights unique figures — including musicians, athletes and craftsmen — who’ve made careers by taking risks or just being left of center. Momoa had to interview Slash for this series. Even though he had met the guitarist before, he never had to interview him.
Momoa made a point to complement Kimmel on his ability to interview people so well and so often. He admitted he was nervous about his lack of interview skills. On top of that, he was nervous to be someone like Slash, who he admires greatly.
Jason Momoa and His Love of Metal
It’s no secret that Momoa is a massive metalhead. If you follow him on Instagram, you’ve undoubtedly seen a post touting his metal fandom. He’s certainly not shy about showing his fandom either, like rocking a Metallica shirt at Melbourne’s Comic Con in 2017.
Momoa even likes to jam with his kids. In a February 2021 interview with Bass Player, he recalled how he, his son and his daughter played an impromptu cover of Tool’s “Sober” while on the set of Aquaman. (He played bass, his son was on drums and his daughter was on guitar.) Why did they perform the cover? Because it was Momoa’s assistant’s birthday, and she’s a big Tool fan.
Keep scrolling to see five times Momoa showed he was Hollywood’s best metalhead.