Jason Momoa Says This Is Why No One Would Hire Him After "Game of Thrones"

After starring on the hit series, Momoa said his family was "starving" because he couldn't land a job.

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Jason Momoa, who starred as Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones, recently revealed he struggled to get hired for other acting jobs following his short stint in GoT. The audience's first reactions to Khal Drogo were anything but positive and Momoa recently told InStyle that his character's reputation began to rub off on him, which resulted in him losing out on a lot of acting gigs. To see what else Momoa had to say, read on. And to learn about what went down behind the scenes on another series recently, check out ABC Sitcom Star Quits, Calling Show a "Toxic Environment."

"For a while afterward, a lot of people bagged on me. It hurt me a lot. People thought I didn't speak English," Momoa told InStyle. "They didn't know I was playing a role. I'm nothing like Drogo."

Khal Drogo's character arc was cut short in the first season of Game of Thrones when he was killed off. While, the actor said, "everyone fell in love with Drogo when they rewatched the show," when Momoa left Game of Thrones, it was difficult for him to book other roles. As a result, he also struggled to pay the bills for a few years. Momoa shares two children, who are 13 and 11 years old, with his wife, actor Lisa Bonet. "I mean, we were starving after Game of Thrones," he told InStyle. "I couldn't get work. It's very challenging when you have babies, and you're completely in debt."

Lucky for the family, Momoa hit his stride when he was cast as Aquaman in 2016. Since then, the star's Instagram presence, red carpet style, and environmental advocacy have made him popular both on and off the screen.

Momoa will soon be headlining the highly anticipated movie Dune, a mark of status he's even surprised about. After watching the trailer for the film for the first time, Momoa was shocked by his own prominence. "It was 'Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Javier Bardem,' and I'm just like, 'Oh my god. I can't believe my name was with those names.' I feel like I'm still a kid, freaking out," he told InStyle.

To see what more Game of Thrones stars are up to now, read on. And for the Game of Thrones moment that was taxing on the whole cast and crew, check out "Game of Thrones" Star Calls This Scene "The Worst Day of My Career."

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Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke
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After the final episode of Game of Thrones aired in 2019, Emilia Clarke, who played Daenerys Targaryen, starred in the romantic comedy Last Christmas and the action film Above Suspicion. Clarke also performed in a West End adaptation of the play The Seagull in 2020. And for more stars like Clarke who've come under fire for baring it all, check out This "Shameless" Star Just Had the Best Comeback to an Angry Tweet.

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Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner at the HBO post-Emmy Party at the Pacific Design Centre in Sept. 2019
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Sophie Turner, who brought the role of Sansa Stark to life, has been busy since the show ended. Turner married singer Joe Jonas in 2019, and the couple welcomed a babyWilla Jonas, in 2020. Following Game of Thrones, Turner reprised her role in X-Men: Dark Phoenix in 2019 and led the cast of an adventure-filled TV show, Survive, in 2020. She's also set to voice Princess Charlotte on the HBO animated royals series, The Prince. To see what Turner and Jonas are like in person, check out An Airport Employee Rates Celebrities Based on How Rude They Are.

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Kit Harington

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The man behind Jon Snow, Kit Harington, is expecting a child with his wife and Game of Thrones co-star, Rose Leslie. Up next, Harington has a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie slated to premiere in Nov. 2021, Eternals, with fellow GoT alum, Richard Madden (Robb Stark). And for more movies you won't get to see for awhile, check out 10 Major Movie Releases You Can't See Until 2021.

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Maisie Williams

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Maisie Williams, who portrayed the youngest Stark sibling, Arya, has a lot going on. Williams starred in the movies New Mutants and The Owners and on the U.K. show Two Weeks to Live in 2020. As GoT came to an end in 2019, she also launched a social media platform, Daisie, aimed to support networking and collaboration for creatives. And for more celeb news delivered right to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

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Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage
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Tyrion Lannister, played by Peter Dinklage, became a fan favorite throughout Game of Thrones. But Dinklage had an impressive acting career before the series, which continued in its aftermath. Following GoT's final season, Dinklage appeared in Between Two Ferns: The Movie in 2019, he starred in I Care a Lot in 2020, and he has six more projects on the books: from a western called The Wild Bunch to voice work like The Croods sequel. And for another fun fact about this Game of Thrones alum, find him among the 26 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were Vegan.

Allie Hogan
Allie Hogan is a Brooklyn based writer currently working on her first novel. Read more
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