Jason Momoa confessed that while resuming his role as Aquaman he experienced several injuries.
During an interview on Monday’s episode of The Ellen Show, Momoa, 42, acknowledged rumours that he was hurt on the set of Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
“I’m getting old,” the actor said when host Ellen DeGeneres asked him about the rumours.
Momoa said, “I messed up my eyes. I just got something in it that kinda cut it up, and then I’ve gotta get surgery, I have a hernia, I’ve got ribs out. I’m just getting beat up.”
To reassure the audience, he continued, “It’s gonna be a great movie, you’re gonna love it.”
Jason Momoa has a history of suffering from injuries.
The actor previously admitted to breaking his femur and injuring his face, which left a scar on his face. In 2018, while filming Braven, Momoa was struck by a stuntman.
“I got knocked out,” the actor told Yahoo! News at the time. “A stunt guy hit me. He blindsided me. We didn’t make eye contact, and he hit me before I could grab for him, and everything went black.”
Momoa’s acting work appears to be physically taxing, according to DeGeneres.
DeGeneres commented, “That’s a rough job you got there. Every movie you’re on, you’re hurting yourself.”
Momoa responded, “I just kind of give it, yeah. I love my job and I get a little too excited, then the age thing, you know, I’m an aging superhero right now.”
Jason Momoa has been filming the sequel to Aquaman since the summer, when he initially landed in London to begin filming. He said in July that he would be going blonde for the movie.
“This is the last day of the brown. I’m gonna be a blonde,” he said in an Instagram video. “They supposedly have more fun. I don’t know about that, we’ll test it out.”
Director James Wan released the sequel’s official title, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, earlier this summer. Patrick Wilson plays Orm, while Amber Heard plays Mera in the movie, which is set to hit theatres in 2022.
“People are going to be in for a treat when Aquaman 2 comes out,” Wan said on Saturday at DC FanDome, according to Variety. “They’re going to get a movie that’s more mature, but yet still retains its fun to give audiences something different, something new they haven’t seen before.”
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