Jason Momoa claims he doesn’t own a TV or cell phone: dumb but pretty?

I was just thinking about Jason Momoa the other day, so I’m using this TMZ video as an excuse to write about him. What’s going on with Jason lately? I miss him. I wish we had new photos of him – I would be a very happy girl if we constantly had new photos of Michael Fassbender, Jason Momoa and Tom Hardy. Although I don’t think Jason is going to set the world on fire with his acting skills, I do think there’s a place for him in Hollywood. He doesn’t have any movies coming out this year, but he’s got two films for 2013, Bullet to the Head (a Sylvester Stallone movie) and Road to Paloma (a thriller which also features Lisa Bonet). Basically, he’s still struggling. Which sucks.

Anyway, about the TMZ video – some (annoying) TMZ videographer/photographer caught up with Jason outside of… a bar? The airport? I don’t know. Jason was asked if he watches TV, and Jason says he doesn’t own a TV, and he also says he doesn’t have a cell phone (note the photo I’m using of Jason using a cell phone). I think the cell phone comment was a joke, like Jason just happened to be without his cell phone on this night.

As for the TV thing… I’ve always disliked the “I don’t have a TV” or “I don’t watch TV” comments, especially when the comment comes from a place of superiority, like the person has “better things” to do with their time. The quality of (SOME) TV programs continues to astound me – for my money, shows like Mad Men, Game of Thrones, The Closer, etc – those TV shows are superior to most films in both quality and storytelling. Now, was Jason saying he doesn’t own a TV to sound superior? Or is he just a big ol’ hippie? Unknown.

Just look at the pretty pictures! That’s all anyone cares about.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Inked Magazine.

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  1. Frayed_Edges says:

    He doesn’t do anything for me in the looks department – his eyes are really odd.

    • alison8701 says:

      yeah he has downturned and hooded eyes and that plus the really high arch create a really strange look. Plus he has those demon eyebrow bumps that when taken together give off sort of a devilish look.

      I was wondering who this guy was though before I realized he was in game of thrones. I knew he looked familiar. But in the top pic, he kind of looks like a deadbeat dad/former back up dancer.

    • Canda says:

      He looks like he has TWO lazy eyes… they both point outwards… strange.

  2. Gossipologist, PhD says:

    I think he’s just a hippie… A beautiful, beautiful hippie.

  3. Leaf says:

    I miss Khal. His cameo in S2 broke my heart.

    • dahlianoir says:

      My sun and stars *cries*

    • Emily says:

      That scene made me cry so much! I’m hoping they can find more excuses to bring him back for little cameo’s, maybe Daenerys can have a few sexy dreams? His casting was absolutely perfect…

  4. TheOneAndOnly says:

    He doesn’t really do anything for me either but what is dumb about getting off the grid and reading books; yet another article, this one in a recent Newsweek, went into how the internet world is rewiring our brains and not in necessarily positive ways.

  5. Misspdx says:

    Love him but hate his clothing style!

  6. RHONYC says:

    “who cares what he’s thinking, just look at his pecs…” – Samantha Jones ;-)

  7. bns says:

    I would be a lot more productive if I didn’t either. Take away the computer, too.

  8. madpoe says:

    Passing on Jason, taking Chris Hemsworth for $500 Alex.

  9. Chatcatty says:

    I would love to spend a TV free evening with Jason and he must not speak at all because it would ruin everything!

    Oh and Kaiser I think I remember the interview about him and his cell phone and then there was a picture of him and it was clearly in his front pocket. He tries to outsmart the interviewer and photographer and that ain’t never going to happen with this dude. I think Jason is a pretty boy but he ain’t got nothing under that hat but hair.

    PS CB perhaps a photo expose by the end of the summer of the looks great with no shirt/and no brains necessary guys for us CB’ers.
    Momoa, Hemsworth, JoeMang, Kwatan, etc. etc. There is enought of them out there that’s for sure. :)

  10. Aussie girl says:

    Oh he gets me going in a big way! I was devo when he died @ the end of s1 GOT. I agree with CB & hate this I dont have a tv thing. But isn’t he married or parnters with Lisa bonet.? She is a totally hippie. Anyhow if you want to give Lisa the flick & come over to my house & watch some tv, wink, wink please do!!

  11. Spaniard says:

    Wowww I miss Drogo :(

    He is gorgeous for sure.

  12. Spaniard says:

    Wowww I miss Drogo :(

    He is gorgeous for sure.

  13. Amanda says:

    I’m shocked that people find this scary, dirty guy attractive. I just don’t see it. How can he live without a cell phone? People with money who try to act like they’re above money and material things are supremely aggravating.

    • ZigZagZoey says:

      Well, I don’t have a cell phone! I just don’t need one. I live ten minutes from work, and I am boring as hell and don’t really go anywhere! But that is the way I like it.
      My TV however…..I LOVE MY TV SO SO MUCH! That I could not live without!

      • Chatcatty says:

        I have a cell phone and an IPhone and never really use them other then for work. True. My hubby, kids, friends, family all can attest to the fact that I never answer the damn thing(s)! But I am not going to lie about having them either particularly when paps could photo me using one DUH.

    • Chordy says:

      I love dirty scary guys so much. My husband looks like the love child of Matthew McConaughey and Christopher Walken.

      • Chatcatty says:

        Oh Chordy…OMG…LMFAO. Yes, sitting here stuck at the office for a bit and I needed that so much. Thank you~

  14. G says:

    So, big and pretty.

    I call BS on the no tv/phone thing. He just doesn’t want to have to comment on other TV shows or take twitter questions.

  15. Sam says:

    it always bugs me when actors say they don’t have a tv. But they are working in that industry! If they were super hippies and really believed that then get out of the entertainment industry altogether!

    • Chatcatty says:

      I agree Sam…All kidding aside this guy is a dipshit! He and his has been bohemian wife make a living off of TV (her TV residuals) and his by folks subscribing to HBO. Stupidity should not be rewarded by the TV or movie execs to the Lisa’s and Jason’s of the world.

  16. jen says:

    But do you own a hookah pipe?

    I think he has stoner eyes, my apologies if I’m wrong.

    We own tv’s but only use them for videos. We got over tv years ago at friends’ places we’re often reminded of why we dumped the habit. So sorry if that offends you.

  17. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    *poof* my panties just went up in flames.

  18. MsCatra says:

    Jesus, he’s even hot in those glasses. No idea what he said, though. Watched the video with the sound off =)

  19. oh dear says:

    i dont have a tv either, BUT i watch the series/movies im into online. this way i choose what i wanna watch, when i wanna watch it without any advertising etc. i also no longer get stuck watching some stupid show whilst waiting on the show i planned to watch. nor do i get stuck watchin show after show that i usually wouldnt watch, just because im zapping the channels. i find the online option more efficient. especially because i can surf the net whilst i minimise the videos lol i guess i feel more in control of what i expose myself to, that doesnt make me superior though. i actually feel rather left out because i cant talk about the coolest new songs (i dont listen to the radio either lol) or talent shows contestants with colleages etc.

    the only time i watch tv is when i watch sports events with friends/family. we mute the advertisements though lol theyre too effin annoying lol

    • Audrey says:

      That’s exactly me too, except I’m addicted to NPR.

    • Chatcatty says:

      Dear…? do you get to watch any HBO, Cinemax, Showtime current shows online without a subscription? Interesting if so…hmmmm

      • jazzmin says:

        True Chatcatty you can’t watch HBO,Showtimes etc shows online without a subscription. Maybe she is talking about regular no pay TV?

      • Jordan says:

        If I like an HBO show, I buy the DVD. It’s cheaper and I can re-watch whenever I want. I may be a season behind but it doesn’t matter to me. I only buy one show anyway so it would be stupid to pay all that money for HBO throughout the year plus all the other channels you get just for 10 – 12 episodes.

      • the original bellaluna says:

        Dependent upon where you live, YES, you can!! :D Do a google search for Project Free TV.

        (Please don’t delete me, CB. I didn’t provide the link like last time.)

      • Jordan says:

        That Project Free TV site looks illegal. It is getting advertising dollars by linking copyrighted material. I’m not a lawyer but that doesn’t look legit. Also, there’s a disclaimer that basically says they have no idea where/who the links are from or whether they are safe. Really doesn’t seem worth it.

      • busy ramone says:

        You can download any show you want, it might just not be easy to find until 10-12 hours after the original broadcast.

        Download a torrent client and find a good torrent site and you’re hooked up.

    • bk says:

      YES me too. I haven’t had a television in years and I love it most of the time. On the down side, it’s difficult to join into conversations sometimes (esp with people you don’t know well). And there’s always, ahem, the perception that you don’t have a tv because you’re loftier-than-thou. For most of the people I know who don’t have a television, it’s a budget consideration. And it definitely doesn’t mean you’ve have better things to do with your time. I waste hours mindlessly surfing the internet every day. So when I tell people I don’t have a tv, I’m not judging and I’m not bragging, and neither are the other people I know who don’t own television sets. We just relax in a different way so what.

      • MST says:

        You’re right. In my area you can’t get good reception without cable, and I can’t afford it. My television was on the blink anyway, so I just got rid of it. You do feel left out of the loop sometimes, but most of the shows I want to see I can watch on my computer sooner or later, so I really don’t miss it.

      • MST says:

        Well, I don’t OWN a television but I do watch television shows, like Criminal Minds, my favorite, on my smartphone or computer, so yes, I guess that is watching television!

    • Grasshopper says:

      I watch shows on my iPad at the gym and their are commercials on the major networks…….one of them has a Lexus commercial every break!

  20. the original bellaluna says:


    • Chatcatty says:

      Oh Bella…love Spartacus…Friday nights at 10 PM, after a long work week and I get to look at bare chested and bare assed finely chisled men who most of the time keep their mouths shut! What could be more perfect? Last season coming up though :(

      • the original bellaluna says:

        Chatcatty – Well, CRAP! I hadn’t heard that news yet. :(

      • jazzmin says:

        Chatcatty, I don’t understand why more celebrities are not helping in getting this film made. They have the resources to do it. Is the regular folks who are more into making this film happen. Shame on Hollyweird!! bunch of drug addicts.

    • ZigZagZoey says:

      I wish Andy could come back instead though…. :(

    • Chicagogurl17 says:

      He needs to be in the next Magic Mike. I am going through withdrawal since he left game of thrones.

      Sparticus would be amazing too.

      • kitty-bye says:

        OOH I may see a movie like that if he was in it. The others didn’t do it for me!

  21. Lisa says:

    Straight off the cover of a drugstore romance novel.

  22. Booboocita says:

    I know a couple of people who worked on Stargate: Atlantis as props wranglers (yeah, I know, wrong term but I can’t remember the formal title) who say he’s a great guy to work with: very easygoing, never complains, works hard, shows up on time, doesn’t do diva-ish crap, a smile and a friendly word for everyone. One of them says he’s pretty bright — not rocket scientist bright, but smart for all that — but the whole laid-back, Hawaii surfer dude thing leads folks to think he’s a lot dumber than he is. And yes, he really is a total hippie.

    • Trek Girl says:

      I love Stargate: Atlantis! It’s great to know that he’s a nice guy to work with.

  23. Jbear886 says:

    There really are people out there who don’t watch a lot of TV or follow shows religiously. Most of them do actually own a TV, but they don’t watch much of it. I don’t think it was a superiority thing. I think it’s just a lifestyle thing most people can’t imagine. I had a no tv during the week rule growing up and I’m not dumb or a hippie. I did, however, have a great childhood of playing outside, crafts, reading, and finding constructive ways to entertain myself. Of course on the weekends i’d watch TV a little bit, but even now at 25 I don’t watch much unless it’s a season on DVD with no commercials and only one cliffhanger

  24. Julie says:

    “I would be a very happy girl if we constantly had new photos of Michael Fassbender, Jason Momoa and Tom Hardy.” – EXACTLY. The Holy Trinity of Hotness. I just love how they are hot, but dirty. Ya know what I mean? And Jason Momoa? My reflex reaction when I see a picture of that man is my legs spread. Instantly.

  25. Kaboom says:

    It was quite painful to watch young Conan out-act him with ease in the Conan remake.

  26. hillbilly in the corner says:

    I’m with the writer of this one…..doesn’t have to act or do anything expect stand there…and look at me with those wild Moawie Eyes…this one is gorgeous …looks and build like my oldest grandson …Except you would have to change the Hair to Scots Red and longer and my grandson eyes are lighter green…both beautiful men…..LOL

  27. roxy750 says:

    No TV or cell phone needed for where I want him to take me..night night.

  28. Hannah says:

    Omg. I would let him do dirty, horrible, degrading things to me. Over and over an over!

  29. Obvious says:

    Struggling? I swear i heard something about him being on Games of Thrones…..maybe i’m crazy….

    • CC says:

      He was a regular on Game of Thrones season 1, but his character was killed off in the the season finale. He had a brief cameo on the season 2 finale.

  30. RHONYC says:

    damn, i forgot how hot he used to look with those dreads on Stargate Atlantis.

    aye, ma-ma! :-P

  31. Meanchick says:

    Oh Jason, Jason, Jason. Didn’t I tell you to STFU and just look pretty?!

  32. patata says:

    I had a friend that didn’t own a T.V. but that didn’t stop him from taking over the remote when he went to his friends’ houses. I have another friend that doesn’t have a cell phone, he has people call him on his girlfriend’s cell and uses other people’s cell phones if he needs to make phone calls.

    • jazzmin says:

      Your former friend sounds like a cheap leech. Is one thing to not own a tv/cell phone. Is another when you smooch off other’s people things. I don’t own a cell phone but I never use other people’s cell. I do own a TV and I very happily pay for cable.

  33. Jill says:

    I used to think he was sexy but man something has changed. The magic is gone. Not feeling him now.

  34. Mich says:

    1. Kaiser – I’m SO curious about how you were ‘just thinking about’ him the other day. So many thoughts come to mind!

    2. This man is just too beautiful.

    3. Lisa B. is one lucky woman. Lenny AND Jason in one lifetime? The mind boggles.

    As far as I am concerned, if he can string two words together in a way that makes sense (“yeah baby” will do) he doesn’t need to do anything else in life. Tis the blessing of true beauty.

    As to his TV comment, eh. I technically have a TV but with no digital service we only watch rented movies on it.

    • Chatcatty says:

      I’m sorry, reading your post…particularly your #2, and all I can think of is the line from True Blood where Pam refers to Sookie’s magic snatch! LOL

  35. Abby says:

    Gah! I’d climb him like a rock wall.

  36. jazzmin says:

    I find it amusing how some people call Jason and Lisa hippies. IDK, but a hippie (to me at least) does not have millions of dollars in the bank, but that’s just my opinion.

  37. blondie10101 says:

    He seems stupid and I don’t find him attractive at all!

  38. JB says:

    He was so perfect as Khal Drogo. I miss him on GOT so much.

  39. Mew says:

    I don’t have a tv and it’s no sign of superiority, most people think me idiot because I can’t discuss about Big Brother or Keeping up with Kardashian’s with them. Is saying “I don’t have a car” a sign of superiority too, as if saying I have more healthy ways of moving around? It’s just a choice in life and has nothing to do with who’s better and who’s not.

    • Jordan says:

      I agree, every time someone asks me if I watch so-and-so TV show, I say, no, I don’t watch it. Then if they ask me about another show and I say I don’t watch it, they always say, “Oh my God, what DO you watch?” When I tell them I don’t watch TV, they look at me like I’m a mutant. It’s not superiority, it’s a choice. I like to search the internet, read books and write. It’s not any better or worse than TV.

    • dawkinsfanclub says:

      Thank you! I don’t have a TV and there is NO superiority. Rather its a choice

    • bobo says:

      But you kind of sound like a jerk saying that’s the crappy shows WE watch!

  40. bubbles says:

    I’m calling a motherload of BS on him. he has a bunch of little kids at home. you better believe they want their bluesclues or dora or whatever else the nanny puts in front of them when they are not home. as for the cellphone, yeah right, your agent communicates with you telepathically, right? and last but not least, yes, he looks like a dirty, stinky demented stoner who lives in a cardboard box in Venice Beach. ugh. hollyweird.

    • CC says:

      The “I don’t own a TV” is so meh…

      I don’t own one BUT that’s because…

      a) I’m a student on the move
      b) I’m an internet freak with a good laptop
      c) thecountry where I live has a TV licence obligation (and getting caught without one costs a lot) and I don’t feel like paying for a TV and paying to move it around

      aaaand… the most important reason:

      d) I see all the shows on my (quite good) laptop (no it doesn’t have a TV tuner, just uhhh….. other means of acquisition)

      So yea, technically I don’t own a TV, but quite the loophole eh?

    • Scarlet Vixen says:

      @bubbles: Um…you know there ARE other ways to entertain young children rather than plop them in front of a boob tube, right? Hell, give a kid an empty cardboard box and the’ll entertain themselves for hours! When I was a kid we watched cartoons once a week on Saturday mornings. My children watch a max of 1 hour of cartoons a day, a couple days a week. And yet, amazingly we get by just fine.

      • bubbles says:

        @scarlet Vixen

        did I ever imply it was the ONLY WAY to entertain children? i’m simply saying that I’m not buying what he is selling. your comment is completely off topic. : (

  41. Emily says:

    Fassbender, Momoa, and especially Hardy all set off my douche radar in a big way. Blech.

  42. Samantha says:

    The one thing that I can’t seem to get past is that this dude seems to give off he impression that he possesses no real ‘depth’ whatsoever if you get what I mean.Guys who are ‘thick’ so to speak no matter how attractive they may be are indeed a big turn insofar as my personal preferences are concerned,jmo!

  43. Samantha says:

    ***resorted to posting this instead due to typo on previous post***

    The one thing that I can’t seem to get past is that this dude seems to give off the impression that he possesses no real ‘depth’ whatsoever if you get what I mean.Guys who are ‘thick’ so to speak no matter how attractive they may be are indeed a big turn insofar as my personal preferences are concerned,jmo!

  44. Mooshi says:

    Can you imagine the look on his face as he gazes at you and how perfectly his lips snarl while he is………..?

    Okay I will behave now.

  45. dawkinsfanclub says:

    I don’t have a television either. I find it burns allot of time. That being said, I couldn’t live without my interwebs.

  46. Sloane Wyatt says:

    No Cell, No TV viewing because I download three shows a week. That’s it, but I always have my nose stuck in a book.

    Jason is one gorgeous hippie, and I think he was kidding around.

  47. Shannon says:

    I am so sick of actors and others who say they don’t own a TV or don’t watch TV because you know they are lying. This is also directed to some of the commenters on this board.

    FYI – watching TV shows or other forms of entertainment normally shown on the TV on your computer/another person’s TV/the cafe TV/your mother’s TV/etc… is STILL watching TV.

  48. BLOGAHOLIC says:

    I would handcuff him to my bed😜

  49. faye says:

    I stopped watching tv a couple of years ago. Not because I feel superior but because I got so sick of it.

    I was a person raised by tv, who watched tv for hours on end as an adult. It just bores me to death. The commercials are the worst.

    I still watch netflix, hulu and crackle.

  50. moo says:

    I don’t get it…. his eyes go in different directions adn the scar on one brow doesn’t help, and I get a very strong Fabio vibe. Not good. Too plastic.

  51. MizzVJJ says:

    Who is this guy? So by that logic, its safe to say that TV watchers are either dumb mindless zombies or lazy fat no-lifers?

  52. dizzy says:

    Meh, he doesn’t do it for me.

  53. busy ramone says:

    I don’t own a TV or a cell phone. I do not notice the absence of these items in my life, and it is pretty sad that people have to get all defensive and uppity about whether or not someone thinks they’re “superior” just by not choosing not to partake in these things.

  54. SalmaNella says:

    I think he’s smarter than you all think. He was just F’ing with TMZ douchebags.

  55. Loralei says:

    He is the most GORGEOUS man in the whole world!

  56. Snowpea says:

    No idea who this dude is but heeeeelllllooo sailor!

    He looks dumb as a box of hammers but those arms! Those sleepy eyes! That caramel skin! Oh golly gosh, I seriously need to get laid ; )

    Oh and PS I don’t own a telly either, but whatevs! I’m bloody well on the internet most of the time!

  57. foozy says:

    his looks are typically polynesian. he’s a good looking man…

  58. Catlyn says:

    At Oz Comic Con in Melbourne recently, he was seen heading for a strip club, so not very superior then. One tweeter commented that it had burst her bubble (of adoration?) a bit.

  59. Nan209 says:

    He reminds of my uncle…so obviously he does nothing for me. Either I’ve matured or I’ve given up but muscles just don’t guarantee a hormonal surge like it used to…lol.

  60. Embee says:

    Not my type but hella hot. I have stopped discussing my tv usage because people think I am making some sort of statement. The fact is that it puts me to sleep within 10 minutes and I cannot afford that, as a single working mom. So no, I don’t watch much (use for insomnia, and occasionally BBT or Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday) but it’s not a judgment thing. Seriously, 30 minutes of tv, for me, is equivalent to a bottle of wine. I’m stupid, sleepy and useless. We didn’t have tv growing up and I definitely od’d on MTV in college, then 6 years later on Sex and the City during law school. I cannot use tv responsibly. (hangs head in shame). P

  61. kitty bye says:

    I wish He were in another sci fi I couldn’t watch 5 seconds of the Falling Skies jerky video garbage.

  62. bobo says:

    Conan remake was awful!

  63. Helvetica says:

    Lisa Bonet is a very very lucky woman.

    That man is FINE.

  64. silly you says:

    mad men and thrones, yes…but the closer? really?

  65. Catalytic says:

    More pretty pics, plz. I miss him as Ronon Dex more than Drogo or Conan. I have a weakness for bad asses, especially if they’re softies inside. /drool However, a straight up testosterone fueled bad ass will do. Anti-heroes (and geekboys) are totally my kryptonite, though.

  66. Lee says:


  67. thegirldown says:

    I love Jason Momoa. He just does it for me, in almost everyway. (Whew, I just had a moment.)

    That said, he needs to stop it with the no tv/phone thing. It just makes him sound like a pretentious poser.