″It is great to be back at ‘SNL,’ it means so much to me, my mom is here. If you see her, be careful, she’s still recovering from giving birth to me,” the actor quipped.
Momoa went on to talk about his love for the ocean, noting that all he wanted to be growing up was a marine biologist.
“Which makes sense ’cause I’m built like a scientist,” he said.
The actor added that he experienced a problem with his dream as he grew up in Iowa despite being born in Hawaii.
He then named “In God’s Hands,” the 1998 film that was shot in Hawaii and directed by the late Zalman King, as inspiration for his return to the island state.
Momoa declared that his life has since come “full circle,” citing his work to protect oceans and small island nations as well his founding of a water company which has a mission to eliminate single-use plastic water bottles.
“It’s called Mananalu which in Hawaiian stands for ‘suck it Dasani,’” he joked.
You can watch Momoa’s “Saturday Night Live” monologue below.
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