AceShowbiz - Jason Momoa portrayed Khal Drogo stunningly on "Game of Thrones", too good that it almost killed his acting career. The 38-year-old "Justice League" actor revealed on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Monday, January 22 that he's struggling to book gigs after playing the leader of the Dothraki on the hit HBO series.
"Yeah, not a lot of people thought I spoke English," he told Jimmy Fallon. "It was very challenging."
The "Aquaman" actor, who was born in Hawaii, later joked, "What do you do with Khal Drogo? I mean, you're not gonna put him in a comedy. You're not gonna put him in a romantic [movies]. You know what I mean?" Momoa continued saying that the character was "so pigeon-hold."
Momoa went on sharing that he first realized about it when he met with Fred Armisen, who starred on "Portlandia" with his stepdaughter Zoe Kravitz. "Actually, the first person that really made me, I guess I was bummed out a little bit, was Fred. Your buddy--Armisen," Momoa explained. "I met him, and my stepdaughter, Zoe, did 'Portlandia'. "
"He was so excited to meet me. I said, 'Oh my God!' He's amazing," Momoa said. "And then he was like, 'I didn't even know you spoke English.' It was heartbreaking. I was like, 'That's why I'm not getting any jobs.' "
But Fallon later noted that he "crushed" as Aquaman in the upcoming DC movie which is set to be released across the nation on December 21. Momoa shared that the "whole audition process was pretty crazy." He said that Zack Snyder, who is a huge fan of "Game of Thrones", just called him in, and he did the audition with no idea what he was gonna be playing.
"[Zack] was like, 'Obviously, Ben [Ben Affleck] was cast.' And I'm like, 'I'm just gonna basically be the bad guy.' I'm going to fight Batman and Superman," he told the host. But when Zack told him that he would play Aquaman, his immediate reaction was, "I can't swim!"