Jason Momoa has evolved past the need for clothing. The actor demonstrated as much in a Nov. 9 appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” which somehow led to Momoa stripping down to reveal the butt-baring traditional Hawaiian garment he’s grown accustom to wearing. “I actually don’t even like wearing clothes anymore,” he said.
The topic came up when Momoa was presented with a recent Instagram Story he posted of himself fishing in a Hawaiian malo, which is essentially a loincloth with a thong at the back. Momoa, who was born in Honolulu, explained he’s been wearing a malo to prepare for his Apple TV+ series “Chief of War,” which is set in Hawaii in the late 18th century. “I was just getting ready for the role, because I like to get into character,” he said. “So I was just tanning my white ass.”
Momoa then noted how comfortable the traditional clothing item is (“I’m in it every day. I wear it all the time.”) before removing his purple silk pajamas to reveal that he was wearing a malo in that very moment. Applause ensued as the “Aquaman” star made a slow, knowing turn.
Elsewhere in the interview, Momoa spoke about his new head tattoo representing protection for his family. Done by artist Sulu’ape Keone Nunes, the tattoo was done in a traditional way that lasted several hours. Of the painful process, Momoa joked, “I definitely met my ancestors.”