Eventually, Jason Momoa’s career began to pick up steam, and he earned a role on “Baywatch.” While he was probably pretty excited about the job at the time, Momoa later told Australian radio show “Fitzy and Wippa” that he has no plans to ever let his young children, Lola and Nakoa-Wolf, watch the show. Ever. As he put it, “We don’t say the B-word at home! We hide all of that, mate! Never happened, mate!”
Momoa played lifeguard Jason Ioane on the show from 1999 to 2001. As reported by InStyle, he was only 19 years old when he found out the show was casting. He admitted that his original goal was to meet other women his age, telling the publication, “So I went down with all my cousins,” he said. “We just wanted to meet chicks. About 1,300 people showed up.”
One thing led to another, and Momoa was offered a role on the series. He abandoned his plans to major in marine biology at college and decided to be an actor instead. The move was a bold one to make, especially as Momoa later found out that being on “Baywatch” wasn’t enough to get him an agent in Los Angeles, but it definitely put him on the path toward becoming the actor we all know today.