As for Momoa, he was recently interviewed by the New York Times about the portrayal of sexual assault in “Thrones.” The journalist asked the actor if he thinks “differently today about these scenes” and if he has “regrets”.
“Well, it was important to portray Drogo and his style,” Momoa replied at first. “You are playing against someone who looks like Genghis Khan. It was a really, really, really hard thing to do. 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 go, ‘Won’t I do it?’ I was never really asked about “Do you regret playing a role?” We are going to put it this way: I have already done it. Don’t do it again.
After the New York Times interview was over, Momoa returned to the “Thrones” question and told the reporter that it “left a bad feeling in my stomach”.
“When you brought up ‘Game of Thrones’ you brought up what’s going on with my character and would I do it again. I was disappointed when you asked me this, ”Momoa said. “It’s just disgusting – making me take something away.” As if an actor even had the choice to do that. We don’t really have the right to do anything. There are producers, there are screenwriters, there are directors, and you don’t have the right to come and say to yourself, “I’m not going to do this because it’s not kosher right now and not fair in the political climate. This never happens. So this is a question that seems icky. I just wanted you to know that. “
“Thrones” regular Nikolaj Coster-Waldau told The Times of London last October that it was “really difficult and degrading” for Emilia Clarke to act in the pilot’s sexual assault scene.