Aquaman-Jason Momoa Says Zack Snyder Saved His Career, After His Role In Game of Thrones

In Jimmy Fallon show tonight, Aquaman-Jason Momoa has revealed that his turn on Game of Thrones affected him negatively as casting directors were only seeing him as Khal Drogo. He said:

Yeah, not a lot of people thought I spoke English.  It was very challenging.  It was like, ‘What are you going to do with Drogo? You’re not going to put him in a comedy.’ You’re pigeonholed a little bit. Actually, the first person who really made me [realize this]- I guess I was bummed out a bit, was your buddy Fred, Fed Armisen.  I met him [beacuse] my step-daughter Zoe did Portlandia.  He was so excited to meet me. He was amazing. And he was like, I didn’t even know you spoke English.’  It was heartbreaking.  That’s why I’m not getting any jobs.

Concerning his Justice league‘s Aquamna role he said:

That whole audition process was pretty crazy. Zack was a huge fan of Game of Thrones.  A lot of people are huge fans of Game of Thrones.  And Zack was the one.  I couldn’t get a job [but] he called me in. It was funny because I had no idea who I was going to be playing. He just called me in to audition and it was for Batman but Ben was already cast so I’m like, What am I coming in for? I thought I was going to be the bad guy and fight Batman and Superman, I’m going to be the villain.  And he went, ‘No. Aquaman.‘”

Source: Comicbookmovie

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