Matt Smith Says He Questioned The Number Of Sex Scenes In GoT Prequel House Of The Dragon

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Matt Smith said he questioned the number of sex scenes while filming the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon.

The former doctor who and The crown star, 39, plays Daemon Targaryen in the story set 200 years before the events of the original sprawling HBO series, which became infamous for its explicit portrayal of sex and violence.

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Emilia Clarke, who played Queen Daenerys Targaryen, revealed after Game of Thrones her last series had concluded that she was uncomfortable with the “f*** ton” nude scenes she had to do.

Speak with rolling stone of the upcoming prequel series, Smith said, “You do find yourself asking yourself, ‘Do we need another sex scene?’ And they say, ‘Yes, we do.’

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“I think you should ask yourself, ‘What are you doing? Are you representing the books, or are you diluting the books to represent the time (we live in)?’

“And I actually think it’s your job to present the books truthfully and honestly, as they are written.”

‘House of the Dragon’

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Asked about 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 George RR Martin’s Fire and Blood novel, which tells the story of House Targaryen.

Paddy Considine, Emma D’Arcy, Olivia Cooke, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno and Rhys Ifans will all star as well.

Smith also reflected on the controversial ending of Game of Throneswhich divided viewers and led to a petition calling for the finale to be remade.

He said, ‘I think you will always disappoint some people. In the end, the oeuvre they have produced is standing.

“Was it a perfect ending? It’s a matter of opinion. It didn’t bother me, I liked it.”

House of the Dragon releases on Sky Atlantic and Steaming Service Now on August 22.

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