He does says he’s happy to have “had the pleasure and privilege of having given Jason his first leading part.”
In a recent interview with British GQ Jason Momoa, criticiszed his time working on the 2011 film Conan the Barbarian “sucked,” and director Marcus Nispel agrees. In a statement to PEOPLE, Nispel opened up about his time directing the film. “As a filmmaker in this system you are a dog on many leashes. Trying to get Conan done under those circumstances was the worst experience that I had and I was as unhappy with the result.”
Nipsel says he’s glad that the experience didn’t “[get] in the way of Jason’s career path.” Momoa has gone on to have several starring roles in his career, but Conan was his first. Nispel says he’s happy to have “had the pleasure and privilege of having given Jason his first leading part.” He also was sure to mention, playfully, that ”the muscles that Jason flexed for Game of Thrones. I paid for those.” Momoa played the savage and brutal Khal Drogo in the fantasy HBO series.
Since then, Momoa has had a successful career, starring as Arthur Curry aka Aquaman in 2018. The film’s sequel, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, is scheduled to be released next March. There are also reports Momoa could lend his voice in the starring role of the Minecraft movie while he is confirmed to be the villain in Fast and Furious 10.