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Emilia Clarke Confirms What We All Suspected About Jason Momoa's On-Set Behavior

With his eye-catching good looks and magnetic aura, it is no surprise why Jason Momoa has charmed so many film and television viewers. He achieved stupendous silver screen success by playing Aquaman in the James Wan blockbuster of the same name, which is the second-highest-grossing DC Extended Universe movie as of this writing, per Box Office Mojo. Momoa also gained acclaim for his performance as the charismatic Duncan Idaho in the 2021 sci-fi epic "Dune." He will portray the Protector of the Deep for the second time in "Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom," which Momoa praised for being more lighthearted than its darker DCEU counterparts.

Before he was a big box office draw, Momoa was best known for his role on TV's preeminent fantasy show. He appeared as the menacing and memorable Dothraki leader Khal Drogo during the first season and one episode of the second season of "Game of Thrones." In the series premiere "Winter is Coming," Drogo enters an arranged marriage with Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke. The two eventually fall in love, but their relationship is marred in the beginning by disturbing non-consensual sex acts. While filming these graphic and disagreeable so-called love scenes, Momoa did everything in his power to make his co-star comfortable. Since he was so considerate toward her, Clarke has publicly praised Momoa for his on-set behavior.

Momoa was kind and caring toward Clarke during their intimate scenes

"Game of Thrones" has been heralded as one of the greatest shows of all time, but that adulation has not shielded it from criticism. Viewers and critics have called out the HBO series for its gratuitous sex and nudity. Emilia Clarke appeared in numerous nude scenes in the first season of "Game of Thrones," oftentimes without any clear plot-related reason to justify the stunt. Since the actress was 23 with only a few acting credits to her name, she was understandably uneasy not wearing clothes on set. To make matters worse, Clarke's first intimate scene on "Game of Thrones" involved her character being sexually assaulted by her husband. While filming the upsetting scene with her castmate, Jason Momoa, he did his best to make her feel at ease and protected, which is what every young actor deserves from their scene partners.

As quoted by Yahoo! News, Clarke told the Armchair Expert podcast that Momoa "took care of her" and "was so kind and considerate" toward her. She added that he demanded the crew give her a robe to cover up and keep warm between takes. Clarke stated that the uncomfortable sex scenes were much more bearable when she "got to do them with Jason ... because he was like, 'No, sweetie, this isn't okay.'" Clarke's account of Momoa's on-set behavior proves what a warmhearted and thoughtful performer he is. It's a personality trait that shines through, even when he's playing a ruthless character like the Dothraki khal.

If you or anyone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, help is available. Visit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network website or contact RAINN's National Helpline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).

Momoa showed support for Clarke after she experienced life-threatening health issues

Jason Momoa's sweet and supportive behavior towards Emilia Clarke extended beyond their intimate scenes. The "Aquaman" actor was incredibly concerned about his "GOT" co-star's health. In a beautifully candid and courageous essay in The New Yorker, Clarke opened up about her potentially fatal brain aneurysms. The same year "Game of Thrones" premiered, she experienced a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Clarke also had an operation to treat a life-threatening brain bleed caused by a second aneurysm two years after the first one ruptured.

When Entertainment Tonight asked Momoa about Clarke's health issues, he revealed he had "kind of been a part of that whole situation for a very long time." He added that he was "trying to find the right way to come out and help" after Clarke's health scares. Momoa said he was sad because the world "almost lost her numerous times." He also emphasized that he loves the Mother of Dragons portrayer "to bits" and that she will do great things by using her experiences to "teach the world."

It is clear the former on-screen spouses share a profound emotional bond. They remain close about a decade after they met on the "GOT" set. According to Entertainment Weekly, Momoa and Clarke reunited in August 2021 at David Benioff's birthday party. They took adorable photos together, one of which Momoa posted on Instagram with the caption, "MOON OF MY LIFE. you are wonderful love u forever."