Aquaman star Jason Momoa is hosting Saturday Night Live for the very first time this weekend, and apparently, there’s no one more excited about that than, well, Jason Momoa!
On Saturday, December 8th, Momoa will take to the stage of the iconic Studio 8H in New York City and have the chance to show off his comedic and sketch comedy chops. This week, Momoa is in New York promoting the upcoming Aquaman film and on Tuesday, he stopped by the SNL studios for rehearsal, to film some promos and to get acquainted with the studio set.
Momoa couldn’t contain his excitement while he was there, and he took to Instagram to share his magnetic energy with his fans. Check out the below video where he totally fanboys over walking around backstage at SNL studios (warning: video contains adult language):
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Then, he shared with his fans the moment he stepped foot on to the legendary SNL stage for the first time. Raising his hands in the air and giving a trademark Momoa holler, he’s like a kid in a candy store. He captions the video by saying, “You are OFFICIALLY in my DREAMS The greatest moment in my career is about to go down this week. @nbcsnl I’m here. I’m not leaving.” Check it out:
Before meeting with his SNL castmates, Momoa took the time to lather up and get all squeaky clean by taking a shower in his dressing room. Once again, because he just couldn’t contain his excitement, he took fans through that experience too! Don’t worry, the video is rated PG and is actually pretty hilarious.
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Finally, Momoa shot some upcoming promos for Saturday’s episode, one of which is below. In the promo, he threatens to unleash Drogo (his character from Game of Thrones) on anyone who doesn’t watch the upcoming episode, as if that’s supposed to be a bad thing? Momoa even dusts off some of his old Dothraki speak during the quick clip.
Joining Momoa on December 8th is musical guests Mumford and Sons who will be making their third appearance on the show while promoting their brand new album Delta. Mumford and Sons’ new album debuted this week at #1 on the Billboard 200 charts and is the band’s third consecutive chart-topping debut.
Aquaman is easily one of the most highly-anticipated films of 2018. Momoa reprises his role in the DC Universe as Arthur Curry (aka. Aquaman, half-human, half-Atlantean and King of the Seven Seas, ruler of Atlantis). The film also stars Amber Heard (as Mera), Patrick Wilson (as the villainous Orm/Ocean Master), Temuera Morrison (as Tom Curry), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (as Black Manta), Nicole Kidman (as Queen Atlanna), Dolph Lundgren (as King Nereus) and Oscar-nominee Willem Dafoe (as Nuidis Vulko).
Aquaman is directed by James Wan. Peter Safran is producing along with Zack and Deborah Snyder, Rob Cowan, Jon Berg and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.
Don’t miss Jason Momoa on Saturday Night Live this Saturday, December 8th at 11:30 pm EST, and be sure to catch Aquaman in theaters starting December 21st.
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A karaoke obsessed, craft beer enthusiast and lover of all things pop culture, Denise enjoys all facets of entertainment from Broadway to box office blockbusters. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, concerts (lots and lots of concerts), volunteering, reading and playing with her rescue kitten, Samantha (who rescued who, right?).