The Hawaiian malo is still Jason Momoa’s favorite piece of clothing.
The Aquaman actor told Jimmy Kimmel last Wednesday that he wears the malo every day while getting ready to film his upcoming Apple TV+ show Chief of War. On Wednesday, he posted more photos and videos of himself wearing the malo while out in Hawaii on Instagram.
Momoa, who is 43 years old, posted photos and videos of himself wearing traditional clothing while showing martial artist Gordon King Ryan around the island. He also persuaded King Ryan to wear traditional clothing and get a matching tattoo on his thigh.
had the pleasure of meeting these two badasses gordon and sonny. @gordonlovesjiujitsu we laughed and drank and they choked us all out😜😜🤘🏾🤘🏾🤘🏾😂😂😂,” Momoa wrote in his Instagram caption. “it was amazing. welcome to my ohana.
can’t wait to see u again my friends safe travels,
and goodluck world he’s gonna stay KING aloha j.
So my new bro, he’s fully Hawaiian now,
Momoa says of his new martial artist friend in a video included among the photo carousel.
He got tatted, he’s got his malo on, we got him drinking mananalu.
He’s full local now, look at that,
Momoa says in the video, laughing with Ryan as they turn to show off their rear ends to the camera and take in the scenery.
Appreciate that view, bro – see how good that view is?
Ryan also posted the video to his own Instagram page with the caption:
Met a crazy local, got a tattoo..
Momoa went on Jimmy Kimmel Live last Wednesday and told Kimmel, who is 55 years old, that he has been wearing the malo all the time lately.
I was just getting ready for the role, cause I like to get into character, and so I was tanning my white ass,
Momoa told Kimmel of the first time he shared pictures of himself wearing the thong-like clothing during a recent fishing trip.
It was a second — you go past and he just happened to take a little photo.
Oh my God, yes. I actually don’t even like wearing clothes anymore,
Momoa said when Kimmel asked whether the malo is comfortable.
I’m in it every day. I wear it all the time.
In October, Momoa shared a video on his Instagram Story of him wearing the malo while reeling in a fish. In another picture that was posted, the actor was posing with a friend while each of them held up their own catches.
During the trip, Momoa also posted a picture of himself “catching rainbows” in a Mananalu water bottle.
Help stop single use plastic water bottles and please recycle,
he wrote alongside the pic.
All my aloha.
On November 18, Momoa’s new movie, Slumberland, comes out on Netflix.