"That is the dumbest thing," the movie star complains.
Jason Momoa is not too pleased that a poop joke he made last month in an interview became the headline and went viral as a result.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the "Aquaman" star quipped about the difficulties of going to the bathroom while wearing his superhero suit. "It looks like it's easy to pee in, but really, it's not," he said. "And if you have the poopsies, it is very challenging. You've gotta be really good at holding it."
EW decided to lead their story with that quote (and honestly, we can't say we wouldn't have done the same), and other publications (including CNN!) couldn't resist picking up what Momoa described as a "fun fact" about his costume. In a later interview with Huffington Post, Momoa aired out some of his grievances with the way his joke was presented to EW readers.
"That is the dumbest thing. I don't even know who did that," he told the HuffPost reporter, who quickly reminded the actor who published the article.
"EW!" Momoa replied. "I'm mad at them because it was a joke, you knuckleheads. Like, of course I can go to the bathroom."
Making light of the conversation, the reporter then asked the actor if he thought the aquapeople had a "complex sewer system as a result."
"Yeah, that's a great question. I have no idea, but you should definitely ask," he replied. "I wouldn't know because I don't live there."
The reporter mentioned to Momoa he'd be talking to his co-star, Amber Heard, later that day.
"Ask her, and then change my quote with EW," Momoa urged. "I can definitely go poopsies just fine. There's no problem with my suit. Like, really? Is that what gets published?"
The reporter followed through with the request and included Heard's quote at the bottom of the post. "However fish go to the restroom, I imagine," she said.
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