Jason Momoa Insulted by an Interview Question About ‘Game of Thrones’
Many other celebrities and fans have also commented on his kindness and thoughtfulness throughout his career, as well as his versatile acting abilities and on-screen charisma. Recently, Momoa did an interview with The New York Times, and it didn’t go exactly how the interviewer planned. Learn more about Momoa, the now famous interview, and his upcoming projects.
Jason Momoa’s background and career so far
Momoa grew up in Norwalk, Iowa after moving to the Midwestern state from Honolulu, Hawaii. Momoa’s career in show business started in 1998 when he was discovered by two designers who recommended he try modeling. When he was just 19 years old, he was cast in Baywatch Hawaii, playing the role of Jason Ioane from 1999 to 2001.
According to IMDb, Momoa then struggled to break into other roles in larger projects for quite some time, playing either small roles in somewhat popular films or large roles in films that didn’t reach mainstream popularity. His first major film was in Conan the Barbarian, where his 6’5″ frame was perfect for the titular character.
In 2011, he secured the role of Khal Drogo in the highly regarded drama Game of Thrones from 2011 to 2012, making Momoa a household name. He has since appeared in a variety of television shows and movies; most notably, as Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Justice League, and Aquaman.
Momoa recently called an interviewer’s question ‘icky’
The New York Post reports that Momoa recently called out a New York Times reporter for asking what he called an “icky” question. In the first season of Game of Thrones, Khal Drogo brutally rapes his wife, Daenerys Targaryen (played by Emilia Clarke) on their wedding night. The reporter asked if Momoa “thinks differently about those scenes today.”
At first, Momoa replied, “Well, it was important to depict Drogo and his style. You’re playing someone that’s like Genghis Khan… But my job was to play something like that, and it’s not a nice thing, and it’s what the character was. It’s not my job to go, ‘Would I not do it?'”
Toward the end of the interview, Momoa circled back to that exchange and stated, “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.”
Momoa’s upcoming projects
Momoa hasn’t had any trouble finding work in recent years, and it appears that his career trajectory is set to continue on its upward climb. IMDb reports that he plays Duncan Idaho in the highly anticipated film Dune, which also stars Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet and is set to release later this year.
He was also cast to star as Flip in Slumberland, an upcoming movie about a girl searching for her dad in a mythical world. He is set to reprise his role of Aquaman in Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, which is currently filming and due to premiere in 2022 as well. This film is a sequel to the 2018 Aquaman film, and it also stars Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
Momoa has already had an impressive career, and it looks to be just getting started.