Jason Momoa's ridiculously chiseled physique doesn't come easy, and he even admits that maintaining it is really hard! Hey-ohhhh ... yes, we're talking about sex.
Trust us ... his workout beats an hour on a treadmill. Every time.
'Game of Thrones' Star
It's Gonna Get REALLY Bloody
1/11/2014 12:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The blood-soaked gorefest known as "Game of Thrones" is about to get even more gruesome ... one of the stars of the HBO fantasy series tells us the next season is going be dripping in plasma.
Emilia Clarke -- who was nominated for an Emmy for playing exiled princess Daenerys Targaryen -- gave a sadistic little laugh when we saw her at LAX and asked how much blood would be shed in season 4 ... and then she clued us in.
The deaths on the show have been epic so far -- lots of beheadings, a knife through the eye, being gored by a boar, one guy had boiling, molten gold poured on him ... another was tied to a horse and was dragged by his weiner.
Check out the clip ... and see a pap nearly break his neck.
'Game of Thrones' Queen
Demands Anti-Texting App for Ex
12/26/2013 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
The hot queen on "Game of Thrones" just struck a deal with her ex-husband -- they both must download an app that PROHIBITS them from texting or emailing while driving ... for the sake of their kid.
Lena Headey -- who plays Queen Cersei -- just sealed her divorce settlement with Peter Loughran. Peter has driving issues -- a very bad accident. So Lena was concerned about Peter driving their 3-year-old son around, and imposed a requirement that he download a smartphone app that prevents him from sending or receiving text messages while driving. The app also blocks the Internet. She agreed to do the same.
The boy is now a very young jet setter ... because Lena is going to take him along for the ride when she shoots the show in exotic locations, such as Ireland, Croatia and other places. But there's a cost to all of this. Lena has to pay so Peter can tag along. He gets airfare -- the least expensive class with a bed -- plus 1K a month in expenses.
It's good to be the Queen -- and Prince Philip.
'Game of Thrones' Creator
Hobnobbing in the Shire
11/26/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Prepare for a nerdgasm "Game of Thrones" geeks -- TMZ obtained photo evidence tying the show's creator to that other world of fantasy ... the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy!!
George R.R. Martin took a tour of the Shire movie set from the "Rings" movies this weekend on the North Island of New Zealand ... where, BTW, Winter is not coming (it's Spring down there).
The 65-year-old author and screenwriter looked pretty stoked to hang with normies on the tour -- but still proved he's top banana in the nerd world. Dude, arrived by freaking helicopter!
Gandalf would be proud.
10/27/2013 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Don't expect to see Jason Momoa slap-battling anymore random dudes at bars ... 'cause the "Game of Thrones" actor says he's hanging up his mitts for good.
Momoa was catching a flight out of LAX when we asked about the video that went viral this week of his dominating slap sesh ... and Khal Drago told us that was his final battle.
Momoa says the dumbass in the video who challenged him was a friend -- and after the battle the guy's hands healed quickly. Why do we think Jason's friend would have a different opinion?
Oh, yeah ... because we've seen the video.
10/24/2013 1:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
*** WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE ***
Jason Momoa -- the guy who plays the enormous and terrifying Khal Drogo on "Game of Thrones" -- slapped the bejeezus out of some guy in Atlanta last night ... and it was all caught on tape.
The slappee posted the video on YouTube -- after he stupidly challenged the 6’5” "Conan the Barbarian" actor to a game of slaps, and got his ass destroyed.
Check it out. The video is truly hilarious. And Jason is a bro.
On Game of Thrones:
I DON'T WATCH
6/10/2013 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
There have been tons of bombshells on "Game of Thrones" this season ... but the biggest one yet -- Peter Dinklage says ... HE DOESN'T WATCH THE SHOW!!!!!
Seriously ... Dinklage -- who plays scarred-up, drunken, whore-banger Tyrion Lannister on the show -- told photogs in Montreal he doesn't have an opinion on the infamous "Red Wedding" episode because "I don't watch the show."
He also says he doesn't have HBO ... but c'mon, he HAD to have been joking, right??
Ready For Battle
Or Broadway ... Depends
6/6/2013 2:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
'Thrones' Star Jason Momoa
With Maori War Dance
6/6/2013 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jason Momoa's character was killed off "Game of Thrones" WAY before it became trendy ... but he's keeping up with one CRAZY-INTENSE cultural tradition that would make even a Dothraki warlord quake in his sandals.
Check out Khal Drogo (middle) doing the "Haka" -- the traditional ancestral war dance of the indigenous Māori people -- at the beach in Auckland, New Zealand on Sunday.
Momoa hails from Hawaii but says he's obsessed with Polynesian culture ... he even did the Haka dance -- in character -- as part of his GoT audition.
Momoa's no hack at the Haka ... but if you want to see something REALLY scary, check out the New Zealand national rugby union team -- which performs the dance to scare the crap out of opponents before matches.
Not pictured: whatever's running down the other team's legs.
'Game of Thrones' Star
Red Wedding was
a 'Beautiful Episode'
6/4/2013 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
There were a lot of reactions to this weekend's episode of "Game of Thrones" ... shocking, violent, traumatizing ... but the chick who plays Queen Cersei tells TMZ the ep was nothing short of "beautiful."
Looking less like a sociopathic power-hungry killer ... and more like an overalls-wearing hipster, Lena Headey hit up The Grove in L.A. yesterday when we talked about Sunday's infamous "red wedding."
Headey didn't seem bothered by the fact the throat-cutting wasn't as realistic as it could've been ... instead she praised the show as a thing of beauty.
Word is ... something HUUUGE is gonna happen in the next episode -- so don't be that person who whines about spoilers the next day ... and get caught up!!!
It's what Cersei would want.
'Game of Thrones' Throat Cut
Says O.J. Simpson's Witness
6/3/2013 10:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Game of Thrones" is portraying throat-slashing ALL WRONG ... so says a forensic expert from the O.J. Simpson murder case -- and he outta know.
**SPOILER ALERT -- IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED LAST NIGHT'S EPISODE, YOU'VE BEEN WARNED ... but you should probably watch it asap **
When Catelyn's jugular was sliced at the Red Wedding in last night's episode ... her blood SHOULD NOT have cascaded out of her neck ... it should have sprayed like a hose from 1 or 2 important veins.
At least according to Dr. Michael Baden -- a board-certified forensic pathologist who was a defense witness at O.J.'s trial and also worked on the government investigation into the JFK assassination.
"Just by chance I walked in during the scene when everyone was being killed," Baden tells us ... explaining, "Blood doesn't come out like that."
"If cut deep enough, the right and left carotid artery will spurt a few feet, just like a hose .... not this broad blood-flowing out like a waterfall from the whole neck."
He adds, "There would have been squirting from the right or left carotid artery, carotid arteries spurt.”
Baden also says ... the victims wouldn't have died so quickly ... because death from a throat slashing, "takes much longer than that."
... and now you know.
Dr. Who vs Robb Stark
Who'd You Rather?
6/3/2013 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Here's "Dr. Who" star Matt Smith, who announced this weekend he's leaving the show ... and "Game of Thrones" star Richard Madden, who made no such announcement.
So we gotta ask ...
In related news .... WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY????????????????
'Game of Thrones' Co-Creator
We LOOOVE Torturing Theon Greyjoy
5/17/2013 7:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
David Benioff is one sick bastard ... 'cause the "Game of Thrones" co-creator tells TMZ he was actually LOOKING FORWARD to shooting the Bobbitt-ing of Theon Greyjoy scene for "quite some time."
Benioff -- who runs "G.o.T." along with D.B. Weiss -- was leaving the gym in L.A. yesterday when we asked ... as a man, how difficult was it to produce that crazy brutal de-penising scene??
We also asked if the torture will ever stop -- and while Benioff wouldn't give a definitive answer, he did give us this:
"All I can say is ... we love Alfie [the actor who plays Theon] but we also enjoy torturing him."
One more fun fact -- apparently there's a casting director who gets to screen all the naked extras for the show. Ya gotta hear our photog beg David for a job as her assistant.