Aquaman star Jason Momoa recently opened up about his financial struggles after he departed Game of Thrones.
Before landing the role of a lifetime as Aquaman in the DC Extended Universe, Jason Momoa’s only claim to fame was his role on Game of Thrones amid the ill-fated Conan the Barbarian reboot in 2011. Not only does Momoa now have the massive success of Aquaman under his belt, the actor will also appear in Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated Dune remake as Duncan Idaho. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Momoa reflected on his struggles as an actor after playing Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones.
“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.”
Jason Momoa also went into how often he was typecasted once he left Game of Thornes:
“For a while afterward, a lot of people bagged on me. It hurt me a lot. People thought I didn’t speak English. They didn’t know I was playing a role. I’m nothing like Drogo. I’m like Drogo when I’m being lovey and close to the woman I love and being nice, but his other half is not me. But then everyone fell in love with Drogo when they re-watched the show.”
Here’s the official synopsis for Jason Momoa’s first Aquaman film:
From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa in the title role. The film reveals the origin story of half-human, half-Atlantean Arthur Curry and takes him on the journey of his lifetime—one that will not only force him to face who he really is, but to discover if he is worthy of who he was born to be… a king.
Directed by James Wan, Aquaman stars Jason Momoa as Arthur Curry, Amber Heard as Mera, Willem Dafoe as Vulko, Patrick Wilson as Orm / Ocean Master, Dolph Lundgren as Nereus, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta, Nicole Kidman as Atlanna, Ludi Lin as Captain Murk, and Temuera Morrison as Tom Curry.
Aquaman is available on Digital HD, 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Jason Momoa’s upcoming Aquaman sequel and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more video content!