Matt Smith Questions If ‘House of the Dragon’ Has Too Many Sex Scenes:

What number of intercourse scenes is just too many intercourse scenes? It’s a query Matt Smith discovered himself asking through the making of “Home of the Dragon,” HBO’s upcoming “Recreation of Thrones” prequel sequence. The “Physician Who” veteran stars within the sequence as Daemon Targaryen, the hot-headed inheritor presumptive to the Iron Throne and the youthful brother of King Viserys. “Recreation of Thrones” was notorious for its graphic intercourse scenes, and it appears “Home of the Dragon” will observe go well with.

“You do end up asking, ‘Do we’d like one other intercourse scene?’” Smith lately advised Rolling Stone U.Okay. “And so they’re like, ‘Yeah, we do.’ I suppose it’s important to ask your self: ‘What are you doing? Are you representing the books, or are you diluting the books to symbolize the time [we’re living in]?’ And I really assume it’s your job to symbolize the books in truth and truthfully, as they have been written.”

When requested if he’s featured in among the present’s intercourse scenes, Smith replied, “Yeah — barely an excessive amount of, in the event you ask me.”

Whereas “Home of the Dragon” will nonetheless function intercourse scenes, it won’t embrace graphic depictions of sexual violence. Author and government producer Sara Hess advised Self-importance Truthful earlier this month that “Dragon” will “not depict sexual violence” in any respect onscreen. This can be a far cry from “Recreation of Thrones,” which routinely depicted sexual violence, most notoriously in a fifth season episode during which Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) is raped on her marriage ceremony evening.

“I’d wish to make clear that we don’t depict sexual violence within the present,” Hess advised Self-importance Truthful. “We deal with one occasion off-screen, and as an alternative present the aftermath and affect on the sufferer and the mom of the perpetrator.”

“I feel what our present does, and what I’m pleased with, is that we select to deal with the violence in opposition to ladies that’s inherent in a patriarchal system,” Hess added, noting that “Home of the Dragon” will showcase violence in opposition to ladies that isn’t strictly sexual.

“Home of the Dragon” debuts on Aug. 21 on HBO.

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