Jason Momoa says he and his family were ‘starving’ and ‘in debt’ after Game of Thrones

The ‘Aquaman’ star says he ‘couldn’t get work’ at that point in his career

Clémence Michallon
New York City
Tuesday 10 November 2020 21:32
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Jason Momoa says he struggled to find work after starring on one season of Game of Thrones, to the point that his family was “starving” and “in debt”.

The actor, now a star of the DC universe, in which he portrays Aquaman, told InStyle in a new interview that there was a time he struggled to find work, with considerable financial repercussions.

Momoa played Khal Drogo during the first season of Game of Thrones, which aired in 2011.

Drogo was killed off in the first season finale, after which, according to Momoa, he went through a tough period, professionally speaking.

“I mean, we were starving after Game of Thrones,” he told the magazine of himself and his family. “I couldn’t get work. It’s very challenging when you have babies and you’re completely in debt.”

Momoa is married to actor Lisa Bonet. The pair have two children, born respectively in 2007 and 2008.

The actor’s filmography picked up in 2016, when he first portrayed Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

He has since reprised the role in the 2017 Justice League  and the 2018 Aquaman.

Momoa plays Duncan Idaho in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, scheduled for release on 1 October 2021. 

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