Matt Smith said he began to question the number of sex scenes while filming the upcoming prequel series of game of Thrones, House of the Dragon.
The former star of Doctor Who Y The Crown39, plays Daemon Targaryen in the story set 200 years before the events of the HBO original series, which became famous for its explicit depiction of sex and violence.
Emilia Clarke, who played Queen Daenerys Targaryen, revealed after game of Thrones concluded her final series that she had been uncomfortable with the “fucking toned” nude scenes she was asked to do.
when talking to rolling stone Of the upcoming prequel series, Smith said, “If you start questioning, ‘Do we need another sex scene?’ And they say, ‘Yes, it is necessary’”.
“I guess you have to ask yourself, ‘What are you doing? Are you representing the books, or are you watering down the books to represent the time (in which we live)?’”
“And I actually think it’s your job to represent the books truthfully and honestly, just as they were written.”
When asked how many sex scenes she has, Smith jokingly added, “Yeah, slightly too many, if you ask me.”
The 10-episode series is based on the novel Fire and Blood by George RR Martin, which tells the story of House Targaryens.
Paddy Considine, Emma D’Arcy, Olivia Cooke, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno and Rhys Ifans will also star in the series.
Smith also reflected on the controversial ending of game of Throneswhich divided viewers and prompted a petition to have the ending reshot.
He said, “I think you’re always going to disappoint some people. Ultimately, the body of work they produced stands.”
“Was it a perfect ending? It is a matter of opinion. It didn’t bother me, I liked it.”
House of the Dragon It will premiere on August 22 on Sky Atlantic and on the Now streaming service.
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