Jason Momoa opens about his struggle after his stint in HBO’s fantasy series Game of Thrones. While the globally famous and critically acclaimed series was a huge success, Jason Momoa’s Khal Drogo was killed off in the first season.
Momoa spoke about how he was struggling to pay bills and that his family was starving post his stint. He also revealed that he could not land a single role. He could not even maintain his home in California’s Topanga Canyon because of lack of work.
Jason Momoa has two kids with wife Lisa Bonet.
“I mean, we were starving after Game of Thrones. I couldn’t get work. It’s very challenging when you have babies and you’re completely in debt.” The situation improved for him after he was cast as Arthur Curry/Aquaman in 2016’s Justice League. He reprised his role two years later in the solo Aquaman movie, which broke the record for the highest grossing DC film of all time.
Jason Momoa who shot to fame after playing the fierce Khal of the Dorthraki in the award winning show Game of Thrones. His co-star was Emily Clarke.
After his character’s death in the first season of the show, things turned for worse.
He struggled to find roles. The only shows he featured in were The Red Road and Drunk History.
Things started working out for the hunk of a star when he was cast as Aquaman for DC’s Justice League. While the movie did not do as well as it was expected, Momoa’s Aquaman was very well liked. He then went on to star in his own solo film ‘The Aquaman’ in 2018. That film changed the game for Jason Momoa and DC too. Aquaman went on to become DC’s highest grossing film.
How tables have turned that now the 41-year-old actor has his calendar full till 2024. This includes a role in the upcoming science-fiction film Dune, co-starring starring Timothée Chalamet and Josh Brolin.
He also has another Aquaman sequel on the way. Then there is “See,” an Apple TV+ series and also a role in the packed ensemble in the epic-looking adaptation of “Dune” and a number of other high-profile projects. It is very unlikely that Momoa or his great grandchildren are going to be in debt or starving anytime soon.