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