is not a fan of being asked if he regrets starring in “Game of Thrones
” scenes that featured sexual violence. The actor starred in “Thrones” as Khal Drogo, whose wedding night to Daenerys (Emilia Clarke
) ends in rape during the pilot episode. Author George R.R. Martin
wrote the sex scene differently in his book, but showrunners David Benioff
and D.B. Weiss
changed it for the pilot without notifying Martin. The author said last October that changing the sex scene to rape made the pilot worse.
As for Momoa, he was recently asked by The New York Times about the depiction of sexual assault in “Thrones.” The reporter asked the actor if he thinks “differently today about those scenes” and if he has “any regrets.”
“Well, it was important to depict Drogo and his style,” Momoa first responded. “You’re playing someone that’s like Genghis Khan. It was a really,