Super Bowl commercials have become just as popular (if not more so) than the actual football game with many people scheduling their bathroom breaks at other times in the broadcast instead of the usual run during the advertising breaks.
One highly anticipated commercial in this year’s classic featuring the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers featured none other than Aquaman/Khal Drogo himself – Jason Momoa. The rising film/television star teamed up with Rocket Mortgage in a fun and somewhat shocking spot during the game.
Momoa, known for his muscle laden physique and long bedraggled locks provided quite the surprise to fans and dreamy crushes alike when he heads home to relax. As Momoa enters the safety and solitude of his home, he promptly kicks off his platform shoes revealing a shorter version of Khal Drogo and then proceeds to peel off his prosthetic arms and abs, and chest.
Halfway through the spot and we are looking at the body of a prepubescent boy with our mouths gaping and wondering what the hell just happened. But Momoa wasn’t done there, he then proceeds to detach his wig revealing male pattern baldness and at this point we were almost crying in laughter as he sits down to play with his guitar.
Finally, we see Momoa “working out” with nothing but the bench press bar and struggling while being spotted by his female trainer who deftly helps him out with only one hand. Whether you’re a big fan or not, if you haven’t seen it, you should definitely check it out.
The spot definitely had the intended “shock and awe” that Rocket Mortgage intended and Twitter erupted with comments from men and women alike with several commenting that they “can’t unsee this”. I immediately thought of a dozen counseling centers that would soon be offering services to the shattered minds and hearts all through the land.
For Momoa’s part, he commented on the advertisement stating that he had “the time of his life” doing the spot and that the experience was fantastic. He is even featured in a video on the making of the commercial and how they pulled off the stunt in such a realistic fashion.
It’s great to see this side of the actor known for his brawn and temper on screen and it is good to see some cleverness and originality on screen even if it was only a 30 second advertisement.
Additionally, anything with Jason Momoa has been great fun in the last several years and we are looking forward to his new projects. The actor is actually beefing up right now in preparation for Aquaman 2 and evaluating other potential projects. You can keep track of his activities easily enough as he maintains a decent social media presence.