Matt Smith said he questioned the number of sex scenes while filming the upcoming film game of Thrones prequel series, house of the dragon.
the previous Doctor Who and The crown Star, 39, plays Daemon Targaryen in the story, which takes place 200 years before the events of the original HBO series, which became notorious for its explicit depictions of sex and violence.
Emilia Clarke, who played Queen Daenerys Targaryen, revealed afterwards game of Thrones had completed his last series that she had been uncomfortable with the “f***ton” of nude scenes she had requested.
Speak with Rolling Stone Speaking of the upcoming prequel series, Smith said, “You keep asking yourself, ‘Do we need another sex scene?’ And they say, “Yes, we do.”
“I think you have to ask yourself, ‘What are you doing? Do you represent the books or do you dilute the books to represent the time (we live in)?’
“And I actually think it’s your job to truthfully and honestly portray the books as they were written.”
When asked how many sex scenes he has, Smith jokingly added, “Yeah — a little too much if you ask me.”
The 10 episode series is based on that of George RR Martin fire and blood A novel telling the history of House Targaryen.
Paddy Considine, Emma D’Arcy, Olivia Cooke, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno and Rhys Ifans will also star.
Smith also reflected on the controversial ending of game of Throneswhich divided viewers and prompted a petition calling for the finale to be re-recorded.
He said: “I think you’re always going to disappoint some people. Ultimately, the work they produced stands upright.
“Was it a perfect ending? It’s a matter of opinion. It didn’t bother me, I liked it.”
house of the dragon is due to be released on August 22nd on Sky Atlantic and the steam service Now.
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