Momoa stars in the new blockbuster, Aquaman. His father is played by famous New Zealander Temuera Morrison.
“When I was a baby I saw pictures of New Zealand. I’ve been just pulled there,” Newshub quoted Momoa as saying.
“The moment I set foot there it was the only place on earth I’ve felt that this is exactly where I’m from. I’m so connected to Aotearoa, on a higher level. I know I’m from there.”
Momoa lauded Morrison’s performance in Once Were Warriors.
“Once Were Warriors was a huge movie for me. What he did in that movie was just so complex and unbelievable and it’s what I channelled in Game of Thrones,” Momoa, who also played Khal Drogo in GoT, told Stuff.
“It was great to have a brown-skinned actor you could really look up to.”