Matt Smith explains how he felt about the sex scenes on the new ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off. (Photo: FilmMagic/FilmMagic for HBO)
Matt Smith says he questioned the amount of sex scenes in the upcoming game of Thrones By-product, dragon house,
In an interview with the British Rolling stonethe former doctor who Star — who plays Prince Damon Targaryen in an upcoming series based partly on George RR Martin’s 2018 book fire and blood — explained how he felt about the explicit sex scenes in the HBO series.
“You ask yourself, ‘Do we need another sex scene? Smith said. “And they’re like, ‘Yeah, we do.’ I guess you have to ask yourself: ‘What are you doing? Are you representing books, or are you diluting books to represent time? [we’re living in], And I really think it’s your job to present the books as truthfully and honestly as they were written.”
When asked if Damon would have these scenes, Smith confirmed yes, joking that ‘a little was too much, if you ask me.
game of Thrones, which ended its eight-season run in 2019, has faced controversy for its explicit sexual content — particularly sexually assault scenes. Given that the show is based on fantasy – as opposed to historical fiction – some viewers questioned why it was necessary for the show’s storytelling to include sexual violence.
in a July interview with Hollywood ReporterMiguel Sapochnik, Joe’s listener dragon house and . directed several episodes of game of Thronessaid that the new series would “pull back” on sex scenes, but would still feature sexual violence.
“If anything, we’re going to shed light on that aspect,” Sapochnik said. “You cannot ignore the violence perpetrated on women by men in those times. It should not be underestimated and it should not be glorified.”
However, an interview with executive producer Sarah Hayes clarified how sexual violence would be handled on-screen.
“I want to clarify that we do not depict sexual violence on the show,” Hayes said in an interview. Vanity Fair, “We handle an example off-screen, and instead show the consequences and effects on the victim and the perpetrator’s mother.”