When he was around 26 and just starting what would be a four-season series on Stargate: Atlantis, fate brought them together one evening at a jazz club in Los Angeles.
“We were just in the right place, at the right time, mutual friends,” Momoa said. “I had actually dreaded my hair almost for her.” Like, by coincidence?
“I had huge dreadlocks, she had dreadlocks. I literally turned around, I was with my best friend, and I see her and I’m like” – he stopped, remembering the struggle for keep a straight face and cold. “She says, you know, ‘I’m Lisa.’ I was like, I turned to my friend and I was, like, [teen girl shriek of excitement]. I had fucking fireworks exploded inside me, man! “
He didn’t have a car, so, “I convinced her to take me home, because I lived in a hotel.” But they stopped by 101 Coffee Shop in Hollywood first, where Bonet ordered a Guinness, which just happens to be Momoa’s favorite.
“That was it,” he said. “We had Guinness and oatmeal and, you know, the rest is history.”
Of course, a bit of history preceded Momoa’s arrival in Bonet’s life.