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Jason Momoa Hits Back At Reporter's 'Icky' Question About ‘Game of Thrones’ Rape Scene

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Jason Momoa Hits Back At Reporter's 'Icky' Question About ‘Game of Thrones’ Rape Scene

Jason Momoa hit back at a reporter who asked him an 'icky' question about his time on Game of Thrones.

The Aquaman star was taking part in an interview for The New York Times when he was asked if he had 'any regrets' about a scene in which his Game Of Thrones character Khal Drogo raped Daenerys (played by Emilia Clarke).

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The interviewer told Momoa Game Of Thrones 'inspired a lot of discussion about its depiction of scenes of sexual assault and its treatment of women generally'.

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Before asking: "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."

Momoa gave a full answer to the question, explaining: "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.

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"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."

However, despite getting his point across, the question appeared to play on Momoa's mind as the interview then turned a bit awkward with the actor giving several short, closed answers to questions.

And, as the reporter brought the interview to a close, Momoa added: "I wanted to bring something up that left a bad feeling in my stomach.

"I was bummed when you asked me that. 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.

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"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.' That never happens.

"So it's a question that feels icky. I just wanted you to know that."

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Claire Reid
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