November 24, 2020

Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa reveals his family were ‘starving’ and ‘debt-ridden’ after filming hit show – The Sun

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GAME Of Thrones star Jason Momoa has claimed he was “starving” and “debt-ridden” in the years after he first filmed Game Of Thrones.

The show became a huge in its later seasons but Jason’s character, Khal Drogo, was killed off before it found critical and commercial acclaim.

Jason said he was "struggling" for years after Game Of Thrones

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Jason said he was “struggling” for years after Game Of ThronesCredit: Rex Features
He is married to Lisa Bonet

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He is married to Lisa BonetCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Now the actor has claimed that he spent years “struggling to pay the bills” at the home he shares in Los Angeles with wife Lisa Bonet and their two children.

“I mean, we were starving after Game of Thrones,” he told InStyle magazine.

“I couldn’t get work. It’s very challenging when you have babies and you’re completely in debt.”

Things began to look up for him though in 2016 when he was cast as Aquaman and went on to appear in DC Comics’ Justice League and the character’s own titular movie.

He found fame as Khal Drogo

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He found fame as Khal Drogo
But he was killed off at the end of season one

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But he was killed off at the end of season oneCredit: Kobal Collection – Rex Features

As Khal Drogo on the Westeros drama, his character met a bitter end in the finale episode of the first season.

He had a romance with Daenarys who had initially married off by her own brother in exchange for the military might of the Dothraki.

But the unlikely pair ended up deeply in love with one another against all odds and many felt Drogo’s death cut short what could’ve been one of the show’s most captivating double acts.

Jason admitted in 2019 that he also felt ‘cheated’ by his character’s fate.

In 2016 he was cast as Aquaman

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In 2016 he was cast as AquamanCredit: DC Comics
he said he felt "cheated" by Khal Drogo's death

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he said he felt “cheated” by Khal Drogo’s deathCredit: AP:Associated Press

Gushing over role in Apple+ TV show See, he said: “I’ve always wanted to do this, I’ve always felt like I’ve been cheated in a lot of the things I’ve done.”

In reference to his previous roles he added: “You try to show a little bit of colour in there, you know, with Conan, but no one wants to see Conan crying and with Drogo he died before any of that stuff could happen.”

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