Jason Momoa on Emilia Clarke’s health scare: ‘we almost lost her, I love her to bits’

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The more we hear from Emilia Clarke, the more I admire her. She opened up two weeks ago about having two brain aneurysms two years apart in between seasons of filming Game of Thrones. Somehow she kept it quiet until this last season. She’s since started a charity to help bring awareness and rehabilitation services to younger people suffering brain injury. It’s called Same You and she’s asking people to share their recovery stories to be featured. Emilia’s former costar, Jason Momoa, was asked about her at the premiere this week and he had some very nice things to say. Those two of course worked closely together during the time Emilia was sick. It’s clear that they’re close off set as well and that Emilia is friendly with the rest of the cast.

“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,” Momoa said. “I just think it’s beautiful that… she’s so brave in helping the world and trying to raise awareness.”

“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,” he added.

[From ET Online]

I was a little miffed about these stories at first because it seemed like the press was focusing more on Momoa and what a guy thought about a woman’s health than what the woman actually said. Kaiser helped me come around on this though as it’s more of a testimony to how close they are and how much he cares about her. So now I think that it’s sweet that he said that. Kaiser/Chandra and I talk about Game of Thrones on our podcast which is out Monday! She said that she wants to see Daenerys on the Iron Throne. Lisa Bonet, Moamoa’s wife, said the same thing about who should reign supreme and so did Emilia in her ET interview. Chandra also told me that she hopes Cersei will die. Now I have to watch the final season, even though I haven’t been keeping up. A lot of that was because I was doing the recaps early in the show and unlike Kaiser it kind of overwhelmed me. There is always so much going on in Game of Thrones, which is part of the reason people love it.

Here’s Momoa’s interview:

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  1. trace_smiles says:

    I adore both of them….. she seems so lovely and grounded and he seems kind and genuinely humble. That’s all I’ve got.

  2. Hikaru says:

    I ship this.

    • Lee says:

      Me too!

    • Sarah says:

      I mean, if you ship this then you essentially want a family to get broken up. It’s one thing to ship people who are single, but Jason is married and has kids…that’s kind of messed up imo.

      • ans says:

        I think Hikaru ships the friendship, deep breaths

      • Sarah says:

        @ans Alright, but generally when people say that they ship someone they mean it romantically and I wrote my comment quite calmly…thanks though :)

  3. Darla says:

    They’re very close. They appear to be 2 very real people which maybe we don’t see so much of in Hollywood. I find Emilia to be so funny.

  4. Lucy says:

    I love their relationship and I’m glad she’s alive.

  5. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    The more I read about her, the more I like her. In all her pics, she’s not sexually looking into the camera with that damn open mouth I despise lol. She portrays approachable legitimacy and compassion.

  6. Jane says:

    Of course I don’t have all the information. I’ve never seen every picture taken of Jason with Lisa. Is it just me who gets the vibe that Jason seems to have more fun and “lightens up” more when he has pictures taken with Emilia, and looks somber and almost controlled with Lisa? It was the same way at the Oscars.

    On another note, I have mad respect for Emilia’s bravery through all this. She seems to be a totally delightful woman. I wish her nothing but good health and happiness from now on.

    • Darla says:

      I don’t know. Just the other day, or yesterday, he put up a picture of Bonet on his instagram with some really over the top lovey gushing. I’ve no idea. He definitely loves Emilia, and she is obviously a joy to be around, you can just tell. But it could be brother sister type love, it certainly does not have to be sexual and I am in no way implying otherwise. I think Emilia is one of those very funny people and everyone laughs around her. I read this interview with her a while back before she wrote the essay, and she was asked (quite inappropriately) if she had ever seen Jason’s penis. And she responded, oh i have, i have, and its magnificent. I cracked up. It was so obvious she was shining them on, and you could just imagine her telling Jason she said this and the two of them being hilarious over it. I have always adored her.

      • elimaeby says:

        I completely agree, Darla. They seem to have a goofy, playful friendship. I’m a female comic and I have tons of brother-sister friendships just like this. I see a lot of attraction and affection between him and Bonet. Different relationships read differently, but I don’t think he seems miserable with his wife.

      • Tootsie45 says:

        I second that. I don’t have any blood brothers and so I LOVE when I find a guy who I can co-opt in that way. It’s a totally different relationship to anything sexy, romantic, flirty – it’s just like, dudes you can make fart jokes with and drink beer with and compete in feats of physical excellence. Plus Jason seems like the kind of guy who is BIG on sharing love. His whole instagram is full of joy and love and hugs, whereas the gushy stuff is all directed at Lisa Bonet. Americans are really weird about male/female friendships.

  7. Lightpurple says:

    I love the friendships that have come out of GOT. This is truly a special one.

  8. ChiaMom says:

    Lisa has OVER THIS face I’m legit worried

    • TheHeat says:

      I think she has permanent resting-b!tch-face. And I also think that she legitimately IS over the whole Hollywood scene, but still goes to support Jason, which is lovely.

    • Lesanne says:

      Does Lisa have a substance problem or eating disorder? She looks very unhealthy, drained. I don’t get an over this vibe, I get an illness vibe even.

      • Myrtle says:

        She just seems to have a thing about not smiling on the red carpet, or for paps in the street. She looks like a lot of fun and smiling etc. in candids at events. She may think it looks more glamorous to be somber and mysterious in posed photos, idk.

  9. AryasMum says:

    Cersei will die. It’s part of her prophecy, and every other part of it has come true. Death by little brother (or Arya wearing little brother’s face).

    • Myrtle says:

      Arya in Littlefinger’s face, I’m hoping. Don’t want Jaime to die. He’s come so far.

  10. Littlefishmom says:

    Bless her. She’s a beautiful soul.

  11. Sammi says:

    Jason’s wife doesn’t seem very into the Hollywood scene and I think Jason knows that. Hence why he doesn’t push her on red carpets and is always close by. I read an article a year ago about how it was implied that Jason was/or did have an affair with Emilia and a lot of comments were posting to yes. Now I see that she really did almost die and it probably scared the GOT cast who are all great friends/cast members. A blind item was put out a while ago about peeps on the set having an affair but I don’t think it was these two.