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Jason Momoa Was So Good At Playing Khal Drogo That People Didn't Think He Could Speak English

Spoiler alert: He can definitely speak English.

At this point we all know Jason Momoa as an acting superstar. We also know him for being so beautiful it hurts the eyes, but the acting comes first.

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And pretty soon we're gonna see him as Aquaman, which is very exciting for obvious reasons.

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I also thought you needed to see the first picture in motion because, again, obvious reasons.

But surprisingly it wasn't always easy for Jason Momoa to score jobs because...well, Game of Thrones kinda ruined it for him.


When Jason appeared on The Tonight Show for a little chat with Jimmy Fallon about the new series of Netflix show Frontier, he explained that after he starred in GoT people didn't think he could actually speak English.

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Because if you remember way back to Season 1 of the show, Khal Drogo speaks in Dothraki.


"Yeah, not a lot of people thought I spoke English. It was very challenging," is what Jason apparently told Jimmy. (I was too busy staring at his face and I can't multitask.)


"It's like, what do you do with Drogo? You're not gonna put him in a comedy."


And Jason didn't realise people thought this until he met Fred Armisen, who starred in the TV show Portlandia alongside Momoa's stepdaughter, Zoë Kravitz.


"He was like, 'I didn't even know you spoke English' and it was heartbreaking. I was like, that's why I'm not getting any jobs."


I mean tbf, Jason's Dothraki was pretty convincing, but just in case you need any confirmation... Yes, Jason Momoa can indeed speak English. He's from Hawaii, not Westeros.


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