Jason Momoa clapped back in a recent interview in which he was asked if he had any regrets about the depiction of sexual assault in 'Game of Thrones'. Before taking on the superhero Aquaman, the actor was best-known for playing Khal Drogo in 'GOT'.
Jason Momoa next stars in Netflix movie 'Sweet Girl' and has a role in the upcoming 'Dune'.
In an interview about his career and upcoming work with the New York Times, he was asked about the sexual violence in 'Game of Thrones'.
His character Khal rapes Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) on their wedding night in the pilot episode.
The scene was changed from the original in George R.R. Martin's book, in which the sex was consensual.
The NY Times reporter asked Jason Momoa if he thinks "differently today about those scenes" and if he has "any regrets."
The actor responded: "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.
"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."
After the interview was completed, Jason Momoa circled back to the 'GOT' question.
He told the interviewer: "When you brought up ‘Game of Thrones,’ 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. 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 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."
Previously, Jason Momoa's co-star, Emilia Clarke, talked about feeling pressure to do nude scenes in 'Game of Thrones'.
Another star of the programme, Hannah Waddingham, described being waterboarded for hours on set.