Jason Momoa had an embarrassing encounter with a reporter after calling him with a “filthy” question about his “Game of Thrones” character.
The Momoa star has been on the rise since her breakout performance as the ruthless Khal Drogo in Season 1 of the hit HBO drama. He is currently filming the sequel to “Aquaman” and is slated to appear in “Dune”, “Sweet Girl” and the final season of his AppleTV show “See”.
Speaking in an interview with The New York Times to promote his new endeavors, the reporter asked the star about a controversy that sparked his role in “Game of Thrones” more than a decade ago. The first episode of the series saw the 42-year-old actor’s warchief character overtake Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen on their wedding night.
When the reporter asked Momoa if he regretted filming the scene or if he would have done things differently in light of an ‘older cultural moment’, the actor became incredibly uncomfortable. and on the defensive.
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“Well, it was important to portray Drogo and his style. You play as someone who looks like Genghis Khan. It was a really, really, really hard thing to do, ”he explained. “But my job was to play something like that, and that’s not a good thing, and that’s what this character was. It’s not my job to say ‘Won’t I do it?’ “
He added, “I’ve never really been asked about ‘Do you regret playing a role? We are going to put it this way: I have already done it. I won’t do it again. “
Momoa seemed somewhat cold for the rest of the interview, giving brief answers to questions and, at one point, reminding the interviewer of the three topics that he is currently free to discuss.
As the awkward interview drew to a close, Momoa returned to the “Game of Thrones” question to explain to the interviewer why it had “depressed” him. In short, the actor insisted on emphasizing that it was not for him to say “no” to the scene in question.
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“When you brought up ‘Game of Thrones’ you brought up what’s going on with my character and I would do it again. I was disappointed when you asked me this. Momoa concluded. “It’s just disgusting – asking me to delete something.” As if an actor even had the choice to do so. We’re not really allowed to do anything. There are producers, there are screenwriters, there are directors, and you don’t come in and say, “I’m not going to do this because it’s not kosher right now and not in the climate.” Politics. This never happens. So this is a question that seems disgusting. I just wanted you to know that. “
The marital rape scene in question is a hot topic for Momoa after it came to light in 2011. Speaking at San Diego Comic-Con, Momoa joked that the show allowed him to “rape beautiful women.” . When the clip resurfaced in 2017 before the release of “Aquaman,” the actor apologized on Instagram.
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“I woke up in Australia to the justified reactions of many people to an unpleasant joke I made years ago in Hall H and which I am sorry about,” he wrote at the time.
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“I am still very disappointed in myself by the insensitivity of my words that day. I know my sincere apologies will not erase those hurtful words, ”he continued. “Rape and sexual harassment can affect anyone, and I have seen first-hand its painful torment among my own family and friends. I made a really bland comment. This is unacceptable and I sincerely apologize with a heavy heart for the words I said. ”