When you think of Jason Momoa, you probably think of him as a semi-untouchable, rich and famous Hollywood actor. But, as he shared on the internet recently, this wasn't always the case. In fact, prior to his breakthrough role as Khal Drogo on HBO classic, Game of Thrones, the actor had worked for many years in relative obscurity.
Now he's a verified superstar - with an icon for a wife and an enviable career. But his latest appearance in a Super Bowl commercial is unlike anything we've ever seen him in before ... and the internet is not loving it.
Jason Momoa is a Hawaiian-American actor.
via: ShutterstockBorn in 1979, in Honolulu, Hawaii, the six-foot-four actor has only recently become a household name.
In spite of his Hawaiian heritage, Momoa was primarily raised in Iowa.And many don't know that, before he started out as an actor, Momoa actually studied both marine biology and wildlife biology - proving that he's more than just a pretty face.
One of his first bigger roles was on Stargate: Atlantis.The sci-fi military hybrid was actually fairly successful. Momoa starred as Ronon Dex, to much critical acclaim.
But there's really only one role that could be deemed Momoa's big break.In 2011, Momoa was cast in the first series of a relatively small fantasy show called Game of Thrones.
And, as we all know, it absolutely blew up.Game of Thrones became far more successful than anyone could have ever imagined. And Momoa's character, Khal Drogo, quickly became a fan favorite.
He had some pretty badass moments.As the leading warrior in the savage Dothraki tribe, Momoa was, unsurprisingly, pretty violent. In one particularly memorable scene, Drogo brutally murdered Viserys Targaryen by pouring molten gold onto his head.
But there was another storyline that fans didn't expect.In the early episodes of the show's first season, Drogo was married to Daenerys Targaryen in an arranged ceremony.
But something shocked the viewers.The two seemingly opposite characters developed real feelings for each other and their relationship became one of the cutest and most genuine love stories in the show.
Khal Drogo met a particularly tragic end.He was injured during a battle and that injury became infected. In order to save his life, Daenerys was forced to sacrifice her unborn son to a witch. But the Drogo that came back was alive in name only. He was without any consciousness and Daenerys was forced to euthanize him.
In spite of his early departure, Momoa is still a fan-fave in the Game of Thrones canon.
Aquaman was also a part of 2017's Justice League.The character was so well-liked that in 2018, the DC Universe decided that it was time for a solo film. Aquaman was a massive success.
Early in 2019, it was revealed that the movie had earned a coveted spot in the billion-dollar superhero club.person of color.
Since the success of Aquaman, Momoa has gone from strength to strength.
He has also starred in many television shows.
But Momoa is a man of many talents.
It also seems likely we haven't seen the last of Aquaman.
And Momoa has an equally exciting personal life.
via: Getty ImagesIn 2005, Momoa met actress, Lisa Bonet, and the pair began a relationship. Although there were reports that the two had married in 2007, they actually didn't end up tying the knot until 2017.
The beautiful couple have 2 children together.
via: Getty ImagesThey share a daughter, Lola Iolani Momoa, born in 2007, and a son, Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa, born in 2008. Momoa is also a stepfather to singer and actress, Zoe Kravitz.
And it looks like the actor's future is bright.
All in all, it seems like it's a good time to be Jason Momoa.From his personal life to his ever-expanding career prospects, it seems that the world is the oyster of this talented star.
The star has been teasing it on Instagram all week.
It's Momoa as we've never seen him before.
The sixty-second ad aired in the first half of the game.
For a start, this happened.
via: YouTubeYep, that's right - Momoa relaxed after a long day by taking his actual muscles off.
Then it got worse.
via: YouTubeMomoa went on to take off his pride and joy - that mane of flowing locks. Yikes.
It was the stuff of nightmares.
via: YouTubeHonestly, we don't want to see these pictures ever again.
But if you do ...Well, here's the ad in all its glory. Watch at your own discretion.
And needless to say...The internet had something to say about it.
Many were just plain shocked.
Jason momoa really did THAT #SuperBowl https://t.co/JkfiorX2ip— soup•doop (@soup•doop)1580688623.0
Many made this point...Were we slightly ... led astray by those teaser clips?
Some absolutely roasted Momoa.
Bald, thin Jason Momoa is the creepiest thing we've ever seen! 😂😂😂 #SuperBowl— Perez Hilton (@Perez Hilton)1580688509.0
Whereas others were just plain baffled.
Me, watching the Jason Momoa commercial #SuperBowl https://t.co/6d3R5jppUx— Paxton Mittleman (@Paxton Mittleman)1580688574.0
Others were more upset than anything.This is why we can't have nice things!
Some were angry.Rocket Mortgage sure has a lot to answer for!
Although some made this joke.
Fun fact they used my body for that Jason Momoa commerical— Randy Havens (@Randy Havens)1580688498.0
But let's be honest ...
#SuperBowlLIV My therapist: Rocket Mortgage Jason Momoa can’t hurt you Rocket Mortgage Jason Momoa: https://t.co/MfFRsGL09C— Sword Lesbian 🖤🤍💜 (@Sword Lesbian 🖤🤍💜)1580688938.0