Jason Momoa had some alternative phrases for a reporter who requested how the star felt about appearing in scenes containing sexual violence in “Game of Thrones.”
The “Aquaman” star was not too long ago interviewed by The New York Times about his profession as an motion star, and naturally a few of his earlier roles got here up. Certainly one of his earliest and most outstanding turns was as Khal Drogo, the captor-turned-lover to Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen within the HBO fantasy collection.
Drogo rapes Targaryen on their wedding ceremony evening within the present’s pilot in a scene so violent that creator George R.R. Martin ― who wrote the books the collection was primarily based on ― even spoke out towards it. Martin noted that showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss included that scene with out operating it by him.
Instances interviewer David Marchese requested Momoa if he now thinks “in a different way” about having acted in scenes depicting sexual assault, which “appear as in the event that they belong to an older cultural second.”
The 42-year-old actor stated that “it was vital to depict Drogo and his type.”
“You’re taking part in somebody that’s like Genghis Khan. It was a extremely, actually, actually laborious factor to do. However my job was to play one thing like that, and it’s not a pleasant factor, and it’s what that character was. It’s not my job to go, ‘Would I not do it?’ I’ve by no means actually been questioned about ‘Do you remorse taking part in a job?’ We’ll put it this fashion: I already did it. Not doing it once more,” he responded.
Whereas the dialog moved ahead, Momoa pivoted again to the topic later within the interview, saying it “left a nasty feeling in my abdomen.”
While you introduced up “Sport of Thrones,” you introduced up stuff about what’s occurring with my character and would I do it once more. I used to be bummed once you requested me that. It simply feels icky — placing it upon me to take away one thing. As if an actor even had the selection to do this. We’re not likely allowed to do something. There are producers, there are writers, there are administrators, and also you don’t get to come back in and be like, “I’m not going try this as a result of this isn’t kosher proper now and never proper within the political local weather.” That by no means occurs. So it’s a query that feels icky. I simply wished you to know that.
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