According to stepdaughter Zoë Kravitz, Jason Momoa’s much-buzzed-about Golden Globes quick change was an act of chivalry.
Though Momoa walked the red carpet at the Jan. 5 ceremony wearing a green velvet blazer, he doffed the coat at some point and spent much of the ceremony in a black tank top.
The “Aquaman” actor’s chiseled biceps were captured for posterity when Brian Cox went up to the stage to collect an award for HBO’s “Succession,” prompting fans to respond with some oh-so-horny thoughts on Twitter.
Appearing on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Monday, Kravitz explained that her stepfather’s gesture wasn’t intended as a social media thirst trap.
“He did the same thing at our wedding, where he had a tank top under the jacket,” said Kravitz, who tied the knot with fellow actor Karl Glusman last year. “But as you can see in the photo, my mother [Lisa Bonet] was cold, which is why he took his jacket off. I think that was pretty sweet, actually.”
Next month, Kravitz will follow up her acclaimed performance on HBO’s “Big Little Lies” with a starring role on the Hulu series “High Fidelity,” a gender-swapped take on Nick Hornby’s 1995 book of the same name.
Preparing for the role has been a “very exciting,” if physically daunting, process, Kravitz said.
“I’ve been training a ton, which has been great and hard,” she told DeGeneres. “I come home just limping every day. It’s actually kind of pathetic.”
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.