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I Couldn’t Pay My Bills After ‘Game of Thrones’ Exit

Not half of his plan. Jason Momoa left Game of Thrones after only one season — however his exit made a huge impact on his monetary standing.

The Hawaiian actor, 41, performed Khal Drogo on the HBO sequence in 2011. At the tip of the primary season, the Dothraki warrior is killed by Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) in a fiery rage. The stunning loss of life was one of many notorious moments within the Game of Thrones legacy, however issues didn’t pan out so properly for Momoa and his spouse, Lisa Bonet, after his large HBO break.

Jason Momoa as Khal Drogo in ‘Game of Thrones.’ HBO

“I mean, we were starving after Game of Thrones,” the Dune actor admitted in an interview with InStyle, printed on Tuesday, November 10. “I couldn’t get work. It’s very challenging when you have babies and you’re completely in debt.”



Momoa and Bonet, 52, started courting in 2005. The longtime couple didn’t get legally married till October 2017 however had beforehand welcomed two youngsters: daughter Lola, now 13, and son Nakoa-Wolf, now 12. Bonet additionally shares daughter Zoë Kravitz together with her ex-husband, Lenny Kravitz.

When he first realized of his Game of Thrones character’s dramatic destiny, Momoa was almost speechless.

“I was reading [George R.R. Martin‘s book] and I was like: ‘Holy s–t! F–k, I’m dead!” he instructed Entertainment Weekly in 2011, marveling on the creator’s potential to craft such twists and turns. “Here’s your lead characters, you’re supposed to think about them one way, and you hate them, then you love them, and then they’re killed and it’s a whirlwind of emotion. All the little kids and even the smallest of characters just grow and grow and grow. He built a beautiful world. … I’m going to miss that character.”

Jason Momoa I Couldnt Pay My Bills After Game of Thrones Exit
Jason Momoa. Rob Latour/Shutterstock

The Baywatch: Hawaii alum had few regrets concerning the “phenomenal” expertise he had engaged on the fantasy sequence however admitted on the time that he “wished there was more stuff [Khal Drogo] could have done.”

Following his early exit from the Emmy-winning present, it took a second for Momoa’s profession to select again up. He finally went on to attain the function of Aquaman within the DC comedian e-book universe, starting with 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Three years later, he mirrored on the sudden trajectory of his path to stardom.

“So homesick. Looking through my phone I found this,” he wrote via Instagram in May 2019 alongside a throwback picture of himself laying within the again of a van in Donegal, Ireland. “It was an amazing simple moment with my best friend @captainriff. While filming GOT we had a lil break. We were [too] broke to fly home so we rented a panel van aka UHAUL in Belfast and drove around beautiful amazing IRELAND searching for the greatest pint of Guinness. Turns out it’s perfect everywhere. … Been a long road and I feel like I’m just getting started.”

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