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Jason Momoa wants his 11-year-old son Nakoa-Wolf to "embrace" both his "feminine and male sides".

The Aquaman star opened up on being a dad during an interview with InStyle magazine. Jason, 41, has previously said his wife, Lisa Bonet, 52, handles the discipline of their two children.

Jason Momoa takes a stroll with his kids in SoHo

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Jason tells the publication that, having grown up without a father at home, he "didn't know what it takes to be a dad.

"And I don't want to just tell my son, 'Because I said so.' I really want to connect, and I want him to be vulnerable and open."

Jason, who also shares daughter Lola Iolani, 13, with Lisa, and is a stepfather to actress Zoe Kravitz, also stresses the importance of a man showing his vulnerable side.

The actor insists it's important for men to be able to "connect" with their problems on an emotional level.

"I mean, I'm a warrior, and I will lay it down," he explains. "But I'm also the first one to say, 'I have a lot of [emotional] problems, and I want to be able to correct those problems'.

He adds that "we all have the feminine and the male side in us, and we need to embrace both."