The worldwide Game of Thrones fans are left dumbstruck at the unexpected revelation made by their Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa). Recently the star opened up about his poverty stricken life after ‘Game of Thrones’.After his epoch role as Khal Drogo in ‘Game of Thrones’ life took him to unexpected turns. Though everybody felt that this would escalate his career as an actor,life had some other plans for him. While his co-stars rose to heights his career wasn’t always booming.
Despite being cast in some major roles which now are looked back on as parts of big franchises, Momoa struggled to find a stride with acting work along the way. The actor recently opened up in an interview where he revealed that landing a gig on Game of Thrones and other shows before it was not necessarily the ticket some would suspect. He said that he and his family were “starving” after his character was killed off of Game of Thrones in 2011 before the show became a mega-hit. After Khal Drogo’s exit from the show, the 41-year-old “spent several years struggling to pay the bills” at his home with Lisa Bonet and their kids Lola and Nakoa-Wolf.
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After playing a role in the Baywatch series, a TV show which wrapped in 2001 but showed Momoa he wanted to pursue acting, a move to LA for additional work was not what he expected. “I couldn’t even get an agent for three or four years,” he says.
”Aquaman was a life savior” says Jason Momoa
Like his co-actors from Game of Thrones, his career never skyrocketed after his eponymous role as Khal Drogo.“I mean, we were starving after Game of Thrones,” Jason told In Style. “I couldn’t get work. It’s very challenging when you have babies and you’re completely in debt.” Things improved for him when he was cast in 2016′s Justice League and subsequently, Aquaman.
He also added that life turned around when he landed the coveted role of Aquaman in “Justice League.” He starred in the standalone “Aquaman” film in 2018, which grossed $1.1 billion worldwide.
At present things seem to be sorted out for the actor. Momoa will be staying busy with reprising his lead role in season 2 of Apple TV+’s See, as well as Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming film Dune. Seeing the Dune trailer for the first time this summer, Momoa said, “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.”