Jason Momoa hasn’t been a part of the Game of Thrones world for some time now, but that didn’t stop him from supporting his former cast members at the Season 8 premiere at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Wednesday, April 3.
The Aquaman star showed up with his wife, Lisa Bonet, and opened up about supporting Emilia Clarke, during her health battles. For those who don’t know, Clarke recently revealed she suffered two brain aneurysms while shooting the first two seasons of Game of Thrones.
“I’ve kind of been a part of that whole situation for a very long time, so we’ve had so many scares and trying to find the right way to come out and help. I just think it’s beautiful that… she’s so brave in helping the world and trying to raise awareness,” he shared with Entertainment Tonight.
“I’m very sad, because we almost lost her the first time. So, I love her to bits and she’s here and she’s going to do great things with it and teach the world.” Momoa played Kahl Drogo, Clarke’s character, Daenerys’s husband, during Season 1.
“It’s an honor [to be here]. I love David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss]. David, Dan, Emilia, Kit [Harington; Jon Snow], those are the people I’m really closest to, so it’s just, it’s a beautiful thing to be a part of this show,” Momoa said.
Bonet also shared they will watch the final season to see how it all shakes out. “It depends where we are in the world, if we’re at a place that isn’t ours, maybe [we’ll watch on] a real television, and there’s usually like some knee sliding and ‘No!’ going on. Daenerys [deserves the Iron Throne],” she said.
To get a sense of the actors’ close bond, check out this video from Momoa’s Instagram as he spots Clarke in the crowd and her unique way to greet him.
When Khal Drogo finds his Khaleesi
(via Jason Momoa/Instagram) pic.twitter.com/WZfKYcg9w6
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