Jason Momoa says his family were "starving" after Game of Thrones role

Dusty Baxter-Wright
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Photo credit: Mike Coppola - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mike Coppola - Getty Images

From Cosmopolitan

Jason Momoa has candidly opened up about how his family were "starving" after he landed his role in Game of Thrones, and it didn't actually equate to immediate success.

In a new interview, the 41-year-old explained his short-lived appearance in HBO's GoT led to a period of unemployment, despite his portrayal of Dothraki leader Khal Drogo being a hit with fans in the first series.

*Spoiler alert* After his character was killed off in 2011, Jason went for a period of time without another job. "I mean, we were starving after Game of Thrones," he candidly told InStyle.

Photo credit: Mike Coppola - Getty Images
Photo credit: Mike Coppola - Getty Images

"I couldn't get work. It's very challenging when you have babies and you're completely in debt."

The actor appeared in 10 episodes in the first series, and as a flashback in the second series. Thankfully, he went on to land the role of Aquaman in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, before the Marvel superhero got his own spin-off in 2018.

Fans are now anticipating Jason's role in 2021's Dune alongside Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya, as well as Aquaman 2 which is due in 2022.

As for his personal life, Jason and wife Lisa Bonet have been married since 2017, and have two children, Lola Iolani, now 13, and Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha, 11.

Photo credit: MARK RALSTON - Getty Images
Photo credit: MARK RALSTON - Getty Images

In the interview, Jason also spoke about how he uses therapy to relax after a day on set. "I'm amping myself up all day long, and then my nervous system doesn't know that I'm not lopping people's heads off," he explained. "For me to relax and sit still is next to impossible."

It's refreshing to hear from a celebrity being so honest, and it's just made us love him even more.

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