It seems asking actor Jason Mamoa about a controversial scene wasn't a great idea. More than once, interviewers and reporters have crossed the line when asking about a celebrity's private life. Some celebrities have called out interviewers for doing this. Others .
However, Momoa was asked about a performance, and considering the controversial scenes, it's no wonder the actor felt some discomfort about discussing them. Fans of the books know that certain scenes were changed for the screen, including Momoa's character's wedding night with his co-star, Emilia Clarke.
Discussing some of the scenes that took place during filming seemed to create some discomfort for Momoa. Apparently, it wasn't a great idea to ask actor Jason Mamoa about a controversial
Celebrities are often happy to sit down and discuss their work on one of their projects during interviews. Some celebrities , and only want to focus on their work.
Sometimes interviewers will also ask about certain things such as plot points and writing decisions, which some celebrities might not have any control over. Even if that celebrity is important to a movie or television show's production.
During an interview with Jason Momoa, the interviewer began to ask the actor, who plays Khal Drogo during season one of what he thought about some of the scenes being filmed, which seemed to leave the
The actor who ruled with force on the show with interviewer David Marchese during an interview with the New York Times.
According to The Independent, Marchese asked, “I don’t know how much you followed any of this, but inspired a lot of discussion about its depiction of scenes of sexual assault and its treatment of women generally."
Continuing he also asked, "Do you think differently today about those scenes? Would you do one now? Do you have any regrets? Those types of scenes can seem as if they belong to an older cultural moment.”
It appears Marchese was also asking the wedding night scene Momoa acted in with his co-star, Emilia Clarke. This scene was changed from how it was depicted in the book (in the book, the wedding night was consensual), something the writer of the book series, George R.R. Martin disagreed with.
Martin stated, “changing the scene 'made it worse, not better'”. Either way, Momoa who was himself a mostly unknown actor without a huge amount of Hollywood influence, might not have been able to change the scene, even if he had wanted to.
Emilia Clarke, Momoa's co-star who filmed the scene with him has stated that he “'was crying more than I was' during filming, and has praised him for being 'kind and considerate' on set."
Some celebrities have had bad experiences with interviewers, and have even been known to walk out of interviews.
Most celebrities are happy to discuss their work, but Jason Momoa seemed somewhat uncomfortable discussing the character he played during the first season of .
According to Yahoo!, when during a New York Times interview, interviewer David Marchese has some questions for the actor about his character on .
Asking things such as if he would act in the same scenes today and more, Momoa answered: "Well, it was important to depict Drogo and his style. You're playing someone that's like Genghis Khan. 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."
Momoa continued, commenting, "It's not my job to go, 'Would I not do it?' I've never really been questioned about 'Do you regret playing a role?' We'll put it this way: I already did it. Not doing it again."
Sometimes, certain actors can catch everyone's attention with an incredibly strong performance, even if they are just starting out.
Jason Momoa seemed to catch everyone's attention with his powerful performance as Khal Drogo, leader of the Dothraki during the first season of
Playing certain characters might also mean some celebrities . And it seems sometimes taking on a darker character can have an effect on some actors.
After wrapping up and seeming to finish with the interview, Momoa wanted to come back to the questions Marchese had asked him. It seems he wanted to let the interviewer know .
According to Indiewire, Momoa told Marchese his questions “left a bad feeling in my stomach.” The actor stated, “When you brought up , 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. It just feels icky — putting it upon me to remove something."
Continuing, Momoa added, "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 to do that because this isn’t kosher right now and not right in the political climate.’ That never happens. So it’s a question that feels icky. I just wanted you to know that.”