When he was about 26 years old and was just starting a four season run on Stargate: Atlantis, fate brought them together one night at 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, remembering the struggle to keep a serious, cool face . “She goes, you know, ‘I’m Lisa.’ I thought I turned to my friend and was like: [teen girl shriek of excitement]. I had fireworks inside me man! “
He didn’t have a car and said, “I convinced her to take me home because I was living in a hotel.” But first they stopped at 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 grits and the rest is history.”
Of course, a bit of history preceded Momoa’s arrival in Bonet’s life.