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Jason Momoa doesn’t think Game of Thrones helped his career, and other cast member news

Jason Momoa’s portrayal of Khal Drogo in Game of Thrones Season 1 might have won him a loyal fan base, but according to a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, it didn’t actually do much for his career. Said Momoa:

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 Drago doesn’t even speak English.

Momoa is mindful of the direction of his career, even turning down the role of Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy over fear of being typecast. Still, he remains the cast member with which we would most want to hang out at the pub with.

This year, fans will be able to see Momoa as Aquaman in Justice League, and later in a standalone film about the same character. And now the question you’re all wondering: who would win in a fight, Aquaman or Khal Drogo? Momoa weighs in:

Elsewhere, Momoa’s onscreen wife/queen/khaleesi Emilia Clarke continues to forge a career as a movie star. After roles in Me Before You and the action-packed Terminator Genisys, Clarke is expanding her horizons with the thriller Voice From The Stone. Entertainment Tonight has an exclusive first look at Clarke’s character Verena, a nurse who moves to a remote Italian castle to help a mute child. As per the official synopsis, “Verena becomes convinced he has fallen under the spell of a powerful and otherworldly persona trapped in the villa’s stone walls, one that seems to be rapidly entwining with her own.” Spooky.

Voice from the Stone comes out in select theaters and on digital HD on April 28.

Sophie Turner and Maisie Willams have been quite busy as well, first appearing at the Golden Globes, and now in the February issue of Elle Magazine together.

Last, and perhaps least, the Sand Snakes are finding success away from Game of Thrones. Keisha Castle-Hughes (Obara Sand) has landed a new gig alongside Sex and the City’s Chris Noth in the Discovery Channel’s Manifesto, about the hunt for the UnabomberThe eight-episode premiere season, intended as the first season of an anthology series, stars Paul Bettany as Ted Kaczynski, the Unibomber himself. Castle-Hughes will play Tabby, part of the FBI team tasked with bringing him to justice.

Finally, Jessica Henwick (Nymeria Sand) is reminding us that she’s starring alongside Finn Jones (Loras Tyrell) in Netflix’s upcoming The Defenders series, out in mid-2017.

h/t Entertainment Weekly



  • Is Sophie Turner trying to be a sex symbol? Her provocative poses really don’t do it for me…
    Jason Momoa needs to learn to act a little better to improve his prospects beyond tall monster type guy.

        • They’re both pretty but Sophie like just became legal, or close enough. Emilia ALL day, esp w/ that smile, eyes and bootAY 😍. Oh, and that accent; well, they both have it DUH!

          What is Aquaman’s like special skill or weapon? Without knowing, I’d take Drogo in that fight; as he joins Rocky Marciano & Floyd “Punk” Mayweather as the only undefeated retired/dead fighters, ever. *Notwithstanding GGG, Andre Ward and any other boxers w/o a loss to date.

          * I don’t “think” there are any undefeated UFC fighters out there, not including younger guys who may not have a loss yet.

    • Your eyes are differnt from mine😏, cause she is smoking hot, she is young and of course she wants to show off her body, Maisie too for that matter.

  • I like Momoa, and I admit that he’s not exactly the Hollywood “it” guy because of GoT’s, but if he thinks he would have been up for roles like Drax and Aquaman without first playing Drogo, he’s sadly mistaken.

  • I get what Momoa is saying, but honestly he should have just not commented on it at all except to say that he enjoyed filming etc. Because it makes him sound ungrateful, and stuff like this is noticed by directors and producers.

  • Jason stays following D&D around always commenting on GoT’s business. Sending Emilia go get’um babe messages from his dirty room and stuff, was’up with dude?

  • Going to break out the Honesty. As much as I hate to say this…Jason Momoa only gets roles because of how he looks. He can’t act.

    #hedrinksalotandactslikeateenagerbute eryoneloveshimbecauseoflooks

  • Unfortunately, Jason’s physical beauty and aura as an action star will always be people’s perception of him… I sympathise with him if this is affecting him getting acting roles with depth, where the acting takes precedence over being a pin-up.

  • Jason’s success was inevitable, but his public profile really came from GoT, and he milked it for several years. He should be grateful. With the proliferation of superhero mania, there will always be a place for him. His limited acting ability is no impediment. I like both Mophie photos. At 20, I think Sophie does too much sexy (that peek-through patchwork gown for Globes certainly didn’t help), but with model-esque looks and height, it’s understandable. She’s not a versatile actor, but her looks certainly help. Maisie can act (Youtube has her one-hander Cyberbully, which is non-GoT proof), but petiteness is not an obvious ticket in Hollywood. She’s been in the mix for some young superhero roles, but with GoT filming schedules had to miss out on a few and has mostly appeared in film shorts and indies so far. The fact is that all of them have vastly profited from the start GoT gave them. Even established actors like Charles Dance, Jonathan Pryce, Sean Bean, Ciaran HInds, Michelle Fairley, etc have gotten serious career boosts from the show. And though Peter Dinklage has been a terrific actor for years, GoT made him a STAR.

  • Jason Momoa is tha Man! In Entertainment Weekly GGlobes items, The only mention our gang got was in one of the behind the scenes bits. Item 3 was “GAME OF FUMES: The show hadn’t even begun before Game of Thrones pals Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams anxiously asked a security guard for directions to the smokers’ lounge.” The Stark girls smoke? Say it ain’t so.

  • I think Momoa is right. As much as I loved his portrayal in Game of Thrones, he already came from solid franshises as diverse as Baywatch, Stargate and Conan. His characters completely diferent in each and every interpretation. Personally, I think he was perfect for Khal Drogo because he put so much soul and heart into that role.