Jason Momoa recently spoke to THR about his new upcoming Netflix drama Frontier, playing Aquaman in DC extended universe and his earlier role as Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones. Momoa, who had been denying about playing Aquaman until the news became official, revealed that he landed the role in 2012-13 but had to keep his ‘mouth shut’:
“I knew I had the role in late 2012 or early 2013. I was trying to get any role I could, and not having much luck. So, knowing what your future is going to be in the next five or six years and having to keep your mouth shut is brutal.”
“I haven’t been an actor who’s been able to pick and choose roles, and being a family man, it’s been about putting food on the table. This has been the best moment of my career because the superhero roles are letting me get the other roles I want.”
Momoa also recalled his time on Game of Thrones and revealed that the hit HBO fantasy series didn’t do much for his career:
“You get a lot of respect for Game of Thrones, and it was a lot of fun to play but it didn’t help my career a lot because Khal Drogo doesn’t even speak English.”
Finally, he spoke about his role on the upcoming Netflix drama Frontier which follows Declan Harp (Momoa), a part-Irish, part-native American outlaw campaigning to breach the fur trade:
“He’s half Irish and half native, as am I, so it really resonated with me. When you find out that he’s lost his family, when you pull back each layer, it was a beautiful place to go as an actor. I’ve never played anything like that before.”
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