When he was about 26 and just started what a four season run would be Stargate: AtlantisOne evening, fate brought them together in a jazz club in Los Angeles.
“We were just in the right place at the right time, mutual friends,” said Momoa. “I actually almost feared my hair for her.” How by accident?
“I had huge dreadlocks, she had dreadlocks. I literally turned around, I was with my best friend and I see her and I am like” – he paused and remembered the struggle to keep a serious, cool face . “She leaves, you know, ‘I’m Lisa.’ I thought I turned to my friend and was like: [teen girl shriek of excitement]. I had fireworks inside of me, man! “
He didn’t have a car and said, “I convinced her to take me home because I lived in a hotel.” But first they stopped at the 101 coffee shop in Hollywood, where Bonet ordered a Guinness – which happens to be Momoa’s favorite.
“That was it,” he said. “We had Guinness and Groats and the rest is history.”
Of course, a bit of history preceded Momoa’s arrival in Bonet’s life.