Jason Momoa may currently be getting a lot of attention on the big screen in Justice League portraying Aquaman, but he got his start on the small screen as a lifeguard in Baywatch. While the actor might be experiencing a lot of success, it seems that his three years playing the character of Jason Ioane on Baywatch Hawaii actually caused him some problems as he began his acting career.
According to Metro News, it seems that while getting to play a lifeguard on television not only started his acting career and ignited his passion for acting, it also had some unforeseen consequences as well. During a recent interview, Jason Momoa shared that getting his start on Baywatch was actually quite "crazy" to him because he was a teenager and a college student living in Colorado, who was "running around with no clothes on and saving people." However, the entire process and experience ultimately gave him a real passion for the craft of acting and this is when he truly fell in love with the work.
While Baywatch may have given Jason Momoa his passion for acting, the actor did say that it almost ruined his career before it really began. In fact, he shared that after his role as a lifeguard on the series, he found it hard to get other acting jobs.