Jason Momoa weighed in after receiving criticism on social media about his recent trip to the Sistine Chapel.
Momoa, who had been to Italy to film his role in Universal Pictures’ upcoming movie Fast X opposite Vin Diesel, earlier this week posted photos and images to Instagram of him visiting the famous chapel in Vatican City. After some social media users noted that visitors are generally prohibited from photographing the space, which is sacred to those of the Catholic faith and houses Michelangelo’s prized works of art, Momoa shared a video on Saturday in which he apologized.
In the clip, the Aquarius star said that “if you ever felt that I disrespected your culture, that was not my intention.” He explained that he decided to take advantage of a few days off from the shooting of the film, so made a monetary donation and paid a visit for himself, along with friends and crew members from the new installment of the film. Fast and furious franchisee. He said other guests in the chapel were asking for pictures with him at the time, so he obliged.
“I found people wanting a picture with me, which is very strange, during a trip to the Vatican with all this magnificence, and they want a picture with me, which I don’t get, but anyway, I did it Momoa continued. “I was very respectful and I asked for permission – which I thought would be good. I would never want to do anything not to respect someone’s culture, so if I did I apologize. It wasn’t my intention.”
He added: “I definitely paid to have that private moment and made a nice donation to the church. I love you – sorry if I offended you. My apologies.”
Momoa’s team did not immediately respond to a request for further comment.
At another point in the video, the actor said he was about to leave Rome after filming there and in other parts of Italy for Fast X† He described it as “the time of my life” and added: “I am so happy to be working for Universal, and of course Vin and the entire crew chose me.”