Playing Game Of Thrones' Khal Drogo Was Surprisingly Bad For Jason Momoa's Career

"2013 and I was literally broke."

Who could forget Jason Momoa’s starring role as Khal Drogo, leader of the Dothraki, and Daenerys Targaryen’s first true love? It turns out, no one.

You would think that any role on Game of Thrones would do nothing except help to launch your career, but Momoa admitted that that role actually had somewhat of the opposite effect.

“I didn’t get much work after that,” he tells U.K. chat show host Graham Norton. “I mean, what do you do with that – he (his character) doesn’t speak English, he’s not funny and he just hurts people. I played that character well so it was a bit challenging afterwards. People would literally say, ‘Wow, you speak English!’”

Khal was a magnificent character, but yes, he did only speak the invented language of an invented nomadic tribe.

That combined with Momoa’s Hawaiian heritage and the prejudice assumptions of Hollywood casting directors, left the Game of Thrones star literally struggling to get work after his character was killed off at the end of season one.

(A GoT death that we are still heartbroken over)

Jason Momoa actually admitted that the role drought he experienced after the show left him in a tight position money-wise.

“2013 and I was literally broke – but the future would be bright!” He told Graham Norton. “I couldn’t say anything to anyone for years and I can’t keep a secret to save my life. It was very hard for me so, I am glad we are now here.”

Thankfully the ‘does he even speak English’ curse has finally lifted and Jason Momoa is now the star of D.C’s superhero blockbuster, AquamanPraise the universe for putting this beautiful man back on the big screen.

Maisie Williams Joins Michael B. Jordan On Upcoming Animated Sci-FI Show Which Should Cushion The Blow Of Game Of Thrones’ Imminent End

Maisie plays a young, mischievous Scottish girl in gen:LOCK. AKA herself.

Maisie Williams earned a special place in our hearts as the young and ruthless Arya Stark on Game of Thrones, and with the series about to come to an anticipated end we don’t want to see Williams fall of the map.

But obviously we don’t need to worry about her because she’s already signed on to a project with Michael B. Jordan, David Tennant and Dakota Fanning.

Rest assured we’ll be able to get our Maisie Williams fix in Rooster Teeth’s upcoming animated series, gen:LOCK. 

Williams plays ‘Cammie MacCloud’, a mischievous hacker who is the youngest recruit to the ~mysterious~ gen:LOCK program.

Our beloved Black Panther villain Michael B. Jordan is voicing the lead character Julian Chase and the whole series looks seriously badass. It’s definitely got a solid cast behind it.

gen:LOCK will premiere January 2019 on Rooster Teeth’s streaming platform FIRST, so add this to the list of animated series to get addicted to.

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