It’s hard to believe that it’s been a decade since the first season of “Game of Thrones” originally aired on HBO. After ten years, actors are more likely to reveal some of the regrets from their time on the show. That’s exactly what happened to Khal Drogo himself, Jason Momoa. In a recent interview, he was asked about scenes or moments in his career that he may now regret. Momoa actually gave a really detailed answer about his “regret”. Then it seemed like, he regretted the answer that he had just given, and the interview got weird!
Posting The Question
In his sit down with Momoa New York Times journalist David Marchese was actually very direct. As he literally asked Momoa about the opening scenes on Game of Thrones. Where his character forces himself onto Emilia Clarke’s character Daenerys Targaryen. Momoa actually defended the creative decision of GOT team, saying,
“Well, it was important to depict Drogo and his style. You’re playing someone that’s like Genghis Khan.”
At this point, Momoa could’ve left it that. However, he doubled down defending the creative decision.
It’s Not My Job To Question The Situation
From his first answer, it was pretty clear that Momoa was on board with the scene. Since it did help set the tone for his character, at least in that part of the series. He mentioned,
“It was a really, really, really hard thing to do. But my job was to play something like that, and it’s not a nice thing, and it’s what that character was. It’s not my job to go, ‘Would I not do it?’
Eventually, Momoa is put into a corner and says he wouldn’t do a scene like that again. This is where we mentioned the interview gets really weird. Until the end, when Jason Momoa circles back and tackles the issue head-on again!
The Interview Continued
The interview continues, and the questions start to move in another direction. Jason is now getting asked questions about Aquaman and how he feels that character development could play out in the rest of the DCEU. At this point, though, Momoa’s is essentially uninterested and uncomfortable.
For context, some of the first scenes in the Game of Thrones series have also come under scrutiny from fans. Who believe the producers didn’t have to portray a literal rape scene. Since that’s not how things play out in the source material. It’s clear, though, the question touched a nerve with Momoa.
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Momoa’s Final Retaliation Towards The Reporter
Just as the interview is getting ready to wrap up, Momoa stops and circles back to the original GOT questions and says,
“I wanted to bring something up that left a bad feeling in my stomach. When you brought up ‘Game of Thrones,’ you brought up stuff about what’s happening with my character and would I do it again. I was bummed when you asked me that,”
Ultimately, Momoa defends his position as an actor saying,
“It just feels icky — putting it upon me to remove something. As if an actor even had the choice to do that. We’re not really allowed to do anything. There are producers, there are writers, there are directors, and you don’t get to come in and be like, ‘I’m not going do that because this isn’t kosher right now and not right in the political climate.’
Would’ve hated to be that reporter who had to be in a room with a pissed-off Jason Momoa. That must have been a scary couple of minutes!