After he played strong and tough characters such as Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones, he became known. He always wanted to be a father and start a family. The first of the difficulties he had to overcome was being raised by a single mother. He didn’t have a father figure to help him achieve his purpose in life.
We looked at how his role models helped him become the best father he could be.
He was born in Hawaii in 1979 and has a full name. His father is a painter, while his mother is a photographer. He was taken to Norwalk by his mother when he was 6 months old.
When he was a child, he was raised by his mother, who had divorced his father and returned to her hometown. He learned at the age of 12 that he had Hawaiian ancestry on his father’s side, and began visiting him during the summers to learn more about his culture.
The actor felt a lot of affection for his parents, but he lacked something because his father wasn’t there. “My cousins were very lucky. I was a little jealous of them because I didn’t have a father, and that’s why I wanted to be one myself,” he said.
He felt great joy when he had children with Lisa Bonet. He was given the chance to be a father.
The actor’s father figure was almost non-existent when he was a child. “I didn’t know what it takes to be a father. I don’t want to just tell my son, ’Because I said so.’ I want to connect, and I really want him to be vulnerable and open.”
Although he had a role in the hit series Game of Throne, it wasn’t enough to get his acting career off the ground, so he went through many difficulties with his new family. “I couldn’t get a job. It’s very challenging when you have babies, and you’re completely in debt,” he recalled. His situation improved when he played a superhero.
The actor loves being a dad. He wants to give his children what he didn’t have when he was a child, and that’s inspiration from figures who served as an example to him. “Friends like Chris Hemsworth or The Rock are incredible fathers, but my inspiration is my uncles. They were my idols.”
He took his paternal grandparents as an example to learn how to be a good father. His mom also got his support. “My mom is an artist in every way,” the actor told. “She made me face my fears and explore the impossible to solve my problems.”
He wants to question the concept of masculinity that he acquired from society. He believes that understanding sensitivity is just as important as expressing feelings. In that sense, he said, “I like people who can be open, who know how to approach me and bring out the best in me. Not being afraid to embrace sensitivity is also masculine. I learned that from my mother.”
He was able to reconcile with his past after several years of internal conflicts and fears. “I’m trying to be the best father I can be,” the actor said, adding, “I wasn’t raised by a man, I was raised by a strong woman, and I want to make peace with that too.”
He fulfilled his dream to have kids. He has a sensitive side that he seeks to stress in every moment of his life, both by being a loving father and by supporting his children’s dreams.
What do you think about this actor? What qualities should a person have to start a family?