Speaking to Daily on Monday, Kraish said he was amazed by the overwhelmingly positive response.'Following the responses on social media, I am struck by amazement how much the fans are involved with every moment and how they’ve responded to this chapter in AMERICAN GODS in particular.'How they’ve responded to me and Omid as the Jinn and Salim have been so positive that I’m just happy that I’m doing all the fans justice. A great loving fan base for Neil Gaiman and his work.' Despite never having filmed a sex scene before, he said he put his faith entirely in the show's creators and his co-star.'When I found out Omid Abtahi was cast as Salim, that made it so much easier because we’ve been actual friends for the past 10 years.
I met Omid when I first moved to Los Angeles from Brooklyn, NY and we clicked as friends and respective artists.
Once in the throes of passion on a hotel bed, the actors bodies were transported by CGI to a mythical world before the audience's eyes.
There, they continue having sex until the Ifrit ejaculated fire on to Salim who lay on his back.
The two initially bonded over their hatred of New York City and went to his hotel.
Once in his room after a brief hand hold in the elevator, the Ifrit asked: 'If I could grant a wish do you think I'd be driving a cab?
They retired to Salim's hotel room and where, after having a shower, the Ifrit dropped his towel to reveal a full erection.Also, we kept running into one another at auditions so he was part of the “brown-actor” community as we would say jokingly.' The other soothing factor was his trust in Bryan Fuller, the show's executive producer.'I remember having a deep conversation with him about the nudity and telling him that I wanted to make sure we were not doing this to be shocking or gratuitous. And when you just put your heart and trust in the hands of a man like that you know it will be beautiful.'As for how it portrayed Middle Eastern men while it was in the back of my mind, I wanted it to focus on two people who just connected and loved one another because they needed each other.American Gods has been credited for airing the most graphic gay sex scene in network television history on Sunday which featured two Muslim men.The intense four-minute scene saw actors Mousa Kraish and Omid Abtahi having sex in Abtahi's character's hotel room.
She passed the test and he escorted her to her afterlife that derived from ancient Egyptian religion, rather than her own Islamic faith.