For those who’ve been following the buzz surrounding HBO’s epic new series “Game of Thrones,” based on George R. R. Martin’s beloved “A Song of Ice and Fire” fantasy novels, there is a lot going on in this show. In a nutshell, it’s about power, politics and sex — with a little fantasy thrown in for good measure.
Speaking to the sexy factor, Emilia Clarke told MTV News back in January that her character’s sex scenes were particularly “scary” but that co-star Jason Momoa helped her feel more at ease during some of the more intense moments.
In the first episode, Clarke’s character Daenerys (Dany, for short) is forced into a politically motivated marriage to a much older man, Momoa’s Khal Drogo, from a much different culture than her own, and on their wedding night, Drogo has his way with his new bride, in a particularly forceful manner.
When MTV News caught up with Momoa recently, the man behind the brutal warrior, we asked him what it took to get through those particularly graphic scenes with Clarke and when we might see the kinder side of Khal Drogo.
“It’s hard,” he said. “It’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do, because I love Emilia, she’s someone that I love and adore to this day. You have to kind of separate [yourself from] it,” he explained, adding that there were lots of warm fuzzies exchanged after they finished filming the scene.
“Lots of kisses and ’I’m sorry’ afterwards,” he said. “It’s horrible, but Kahl Drogo, that’s what he does. Then you watch and you see him like this, your interpretation of what the character is, but by the end, you absolutely fall in love with him and you find out a soft side.”
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