Jason Momoa Says Exiting 'Game Of Thrones' Left Him 'Completely In Debt'

Olivia Blair
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Photo credit: NICK AGRO - Getty Images
Photo credit: NICK AGRO - Getty Images

From ELLE

Warning: This article contains spoilers

Though Jason Momoa certainly made a mark on viewers when he starred opposite Emilia Clarke as Kahl Drogo in Game of Thrones, the actor has disclosed how this popularity didn't transcend to his bank account.

The actor has spoken candidly about the financial struggles he experienced after exiting the show, which, *spoiler alert* occurred in the first season when Momoa was killed off the Emmy-award winning programme, before GOT became the record-breaking hit show we know it to be now.

The exit from the show, which continued for seven more seasons, left the Hawaiian actor in a tricky financial situation, he's now explained.

'I mean, we were starving after Game of Thrones,' Momoa told InStyle. 'I couldn’t get work.'

Momoa continued, explaining that he struggled to pay for the California house he shares with his wife Lisa Bonet and their two children, Lola and Naokoa-Wolf, as well as bills.

'It’s very challenging when you have babies and you’re completely in debt,' the 41-year-old said, candidly.

Photo credit: Kevin Winter - Getty Images
Photo credit: Kevin Winter - Getty Images

Momoa's financial situation improved around five years later when he was cast as underwater superhero Aquaman in the Justice League franchise in 2016, going on to lead the 2018 solo action movie bearing its superhero character's name.

During the interview, the actor also opened up about attending therapy which he recently started doing to explore areas of 'male vulnerability'.

Under the umbrella, the father of two and stepfather to Zoë Kravitz, says he has been re-visiting his experience of growing up without a dad in the home (his father lived back in Hawaii after Momoa moved with his mother to Ohio) and what that means for his parenting his own son.

'I didn’t know what it takes to be a dad,' he explains. 'And I don’t want to just tell my son, "Because I said so." I really want to connect, and I want him to be vulnerable and open.'

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