Dad of two Jason Momoa explains why he teaches his kids to skateboard and rock climb
More heart than muscle, the Aquaman actor's take on fatherhood is revealing a softer side to the macho man.
"Ever since I was a little boy, I always wanted to be a father" (Instagram)
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Currently lighting up the big screen as DC's Aquaman, and better known as the Game of Thrones savage Khal Drogo, Jason Momoa seems pretty much made for the stereotypical tough guy role.  

The brawny actor is nearly 2 metres tall, and his impressive physique is perfectly suited to the action genre. 

But that's only on the surface. 

In Canvas of My Life, a short film produced by Carhartt Handmade Films, Jason speaks candidly about fatherhood and marriage, and despite his larger than life image, the famous father is surprisingly relatable. 


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"Ever since I was a little boy, I always wanted to be a father" 

He may not quite be known for his verbal eloquence, but Canvas of My Life reveals a softer side to the action star who shares three children with wife and fellow actress Lisa Bonet. 

The two are parents to daughter Lola and son Nakoa-Wolf. Jason is also a stepfather to Lisa's eldest daughter, Zoë Kravitz. 

The film opens with the actor stating that fatherhood is something he's "always wanted", and credits his artistic mother as a major influence on his parenting style. 

"My mom's an artist in every way... [she] introduced me to skateboarding and rock climbing and I absolutely love her for that," he said, sharing that learning to skate and rock climb instilled in him a creative freedom and fearlessness that has served him well both professionally and personally. 

Passions he is now passing onto his children. 

"If I teach them to skate, then they can... [be] bold and brave in any terrain, and if I teach them to climb, they can push themselves to the limits and gracefully move through fear and doubt.

"Now every time my children play, they can feel their papa is always with them."  

Who knew there was a poet underneath all that muscle? 


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"My passion for storytelling pulls me away for long periods of time, and that scares me" 

Jason also talks openly about something many working parents can relate to: perfecting the work-life balance. 

"I'm afraid of what I'm gonna miss, the laughs, the cries, being able to help them, teach them. I don't want to miss those moments." Pretty soft on the inside for a big fella. 

Check out the film below: 


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