‘Game Of Thrones': How Playing Khal Drogo Prepared Jason Momoa For ‘Conan’

When the sun rises in the west and sets in the east. When the seas go dry and mountains blow in the wind like leaves. When Daenerys’s womb quickens again, and she bears a living child. Then Khal Drogo will return, and not before.

But Mirri Maz Duur might have gotten her prophecy wrong in the finale of “Game of Thrones,” if Jason Momoa is to be believed. The “Conan the Barbarian” star seemingly was written off the hit HBO series at the end of its first season, but when MTV News caught up with Momoa at Comic-Con he let slip that maybe that wasn’t the last fans have seen of Khal Drogo.

“You might be able to. I don’t know. He might be coming– you never know,” Momoa said, backpedalling. “You never know. The world of fantasy, you never know.”

Though Drogo was one of the minor characters in season one and was overshadowed by Daenerys’s plot line, Momoa told MTV that that was one of the best experiences he’s ever had as an actor. Calling it an “amazing opportunity,” he lamented the fact he wouldn’t be back for much — if any, let’s be fair — of season two.

“To play a character like that and speak another language, my acting career has never been that high,” he said.

Despite a questionable introduction in the first episode (there’s nothing like playing a barbarian who reduces the series’ main character to tears during a sex scene), fans ended up really liking Drogo by the end. That helped him a lot outside of the fandom, too, because it convinced them he would be good for his other big film role.

“Its great because a lot of people didn’t believe I could play Conan,” he said. “Now Drogo has been out and it’s like, yeah.”

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