With the final season of Game Of Thrones just around the corner *cries*, Jason Momoa AKA Khal Drogo sat down with Entertainment Weekly and reminisced on his time on Thrones.
**SEASON ONE GAME OF THRONES SPOILERS AHEAD** (but I mean, it's been 8 years....)
Momoa played Khal Drogo, a warrior chieftain of the Dothraki tribe. His character was known for his extreme violence in battle as well as his short-lived marriage to Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke. When Drogo died in season one (RIP), Momoa took an interesting souvenir home from set - a prop tongue that his character had ripped out of someones throat in battle.
However, Momoa shared the important significance behind the gory prop. The tongue-ripping-out scene was one of the first times that the Game of Thrones show had strayed from the books by George R. R. Martin - and it was all Momoa's idea. He told Entertainment Weekly, "I always wanted to see [Drogo] go to battle. I didn’t want to do some elaborate fight scene. I think it’s [just as] intimidating to whisper in someone’s ear and go, “Stop that.” You can just parry; I don’t need to do any fight moves." Momoa was obviously very proud of his addition to the show since he decided to keep the tongue and throat prop that was made for the scene. He said "I’m a big fan of taking the things that I worked with. So I have the souvenir of the tongue and the throat. That’s just on my desk."
The six episode final season of Game Of Thrones premieres April 14th on HBO. And while the final season will feature less episodes than previous seasons, it was just released that HBO will be treating all of the mourning GoT fans to a feature length documentary following the series finale. Game Of Thrones: The Last Watch premieres May 26th and will be a behind the scenes look at the making of the final season.
Season 8 of Game Of Thrones premieres on April 14, 2019 on HBO.