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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."

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Jason Momoa says he struggled to feed his family and pay the bills for his Los Angeles home after departing Games of Thrones in 2011.

In an interview with InStyle, the 41-year-old actor admits he was "completely in debt" when his character was killed off during the first season finale on the HBO show.

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"I mean, we were starving after Game of Thrones," he said. He and his wife Lisa Bonet, 52, struggled to feed their two children, daughter Lola Iolani, now 13, and son Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha, 11.

"I couldn't get work. It's very challenging when you have babies and you're completely in debt," Jason explains.

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His fortunes changed when Jason was cast as Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice years later, with the actor later reprising the role in 2017's Justice League and 2018's Aquaman. He also provided the voice for the superhero in 2019's The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.

His next big screen role is in the all-star remake of Frank Herbert's classic science-fiction novel Dune, also starring Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya.

When he saw the Dune trailer, the actor recalls, "It was 'Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem,' and I'm just like, 'Oh my God. I can't believe my name was with those names.' I feel like I'm still a kid, freaking out," he said.

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