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Jason Momoa was "fully" in debt after "Recreation of Thrones": "We had been ravenous"

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Jason Momoa is best known in Hollywood for his roles in high profile projects like "Game of Thrones", "Aquaman" and the upcoming "Dune" adaptation.

Momoa began his career in 1999 when he got a role on "Baywatch" after the show got an open casting call in Hawaii. He and his cousins ​​were only there to "meet chicks," he said in a recent interview with InStyle, but he walked away with a new career path.

Even so, the actor's success was a slow burn. "We were starving for 'Game of Thrones'," he told InStyle. "I couldn't get a job."

Momoa's "Game of Thrones" character was killed in the first season before the show became a huge hit. The actor went out of his way to cover the cost of the house he shares with his wife Lisa Bonet and their two children. "It is very challenging when you have babies and are completely in debt," he said.

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Momoa isn't the only celebrity facing financial hardship at a time when the public believes she will be successful. After her second global tour, The Monster Ball, which ran from 2009 to 2011, Lady Gaga was in debt of $ 3 million.

"It was funny because I didn't know!" she told the Financial Times. “I remember calling everyone and saying, 'Why does everyone say I have no money? That's ridiculous, I have five # 1 singles.' And they said, 'Well, You owe $ 3 million. "

Nevertheless, Lady Gaga continued and was able to pull herself out of the red area. It is now valued at $ 150 million, according to Forbes.

As for Momoa, things have definitely improved. In 2017 he played in the Justice League, followed by Aquaman in 2018, in which he played the title role. There is even more on the horizon: It is fully booked by 2024, reports InStyle.

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