I couldn’t get work. It’s very challenging when you have babies and you’re completely in debt.
Momoa played Khal Drogo during the first season of Game of Thrones, but he was killed off before season 2. Back then, the HBO show wasn’t nearly the hit it ended up to be (with the huge reported per episode rates for its stars).
Momoa said after the show he went through a professional dry spell where it was difficult to get work.
He has since starred in the 2017 film Justice League and 2018's Aquaman.
But it’s still prompted a debate about how, away from the glamour of red carpets and photo shoots, making it as a struggling actor is tough.
Just because someone is on TV, it doesn’t mean they’re rich.
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