7:30 pm EDT, June 21, 2011

‘Game of Thrones’ actor Jason Momoa was “blown away” by Khal Drogo

Jason Momoa talks to Entertainment Weekly about playing Khal Drogo on Game of Thrones, his reaction to the finale and more!

Beware of finale spoilers!

In the interview Momoa talks about playing Drogo and how much he loves the character:

When I read that Khal Drogo role, I was blown away. I couldn’t believe it was happening, I had to have that role. I was like, ‘Nobody is going to take that role from me.’ […] People say it’s easy [to play the role] — ‘You’re just sitting there!’ But it’s extremely hard to be extremely intimidating, and say everything but not say anything.

Of course, while he is thankful for his time on the show, Momoa wasn’t happy with his character’s early exit:

I was reading it and I was like: ‘Holy s–t! F–k, I’m dead!’ […] It’s amazing what [George R.R. Martin] sets up. Here’s your lead characters, you’re supposed to think about them one way, and you hate them, then you love them, and then they’re killed and it’s a whirlwind of emotion. All the little kids and even the smallest of characters just grow and grow and grow. He built a beautiful world. I’m bummed I’m not going back. To play Khal Drogo was phenomenal and I wished there was more stuff he could have done, I’m going to miss that character.

We’ll miss him too! Luckily we can look forward to watching him in Conan the Barbarian, this summer – a role which Momoa says he got because of Game of Thrones!

Source: Entertainment Weekly.



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