For the latest issue of InStyle magazine, the actor is trying to save the world, and he gives tips on how to treat our planet with more care. “Saving the planet is sexy and full of pasta.” He discusses his new movie titled Dune, masculinity and more.
With his artistic spirit, brawny physicality, and a pink scrunchie or two, the actor is the leading man we need. On the topic of sensitive males, Momoa talks with the confidence of a guy whose testosterone levels are never likely to be questioned. “I mean, I’m a warrior, and I will lay it down,” he says in a voice that’s somewhere between a rumble and a growl. “But I’m also the first one to say, ‘I have a lot of problems, and I want to be able to correct those problems.’ ”
On why he loves pink, he shrugs with a smile and has this to say; “Pink is just a beautiful color,” he says. “And I’m pretty secure in my masculinity. I don’t really give a shit what anyone thinks.”
And although Momoa is deeply skeptical of those who downplay the biological differences between the sexes (“I mean, we’re fucking men!”), he stresses that “we all have the feminine and the male side in us, and we need to embrace both.”
One of Momoa’s key projects is a new line of canned drinking water, Mananalu, launched to address his biggest environmental peeve: single-use plastics. “I thought, ‘You know what? I don’t want to be just an actor bitching about this. I’m going to go fucking make something.’ ” He’s also got a plan to develop a network of sustainable farms among native Hawaiian families, helping them to improve poor nutritional habits while also generating income from tourists.