Game of Thrones had a well-earned reputation for being one of the smuttiest shows on television. So it stands to reason that its House of the Dragon spinoff would also see its characters boot-banging and ugly crashing. But actor Matt Smith, who plays Daemon Targaryen in the upcoming HBO series, thinks his character might be involved in too many sex scenes.
When asked by Rolling Stone (opens in a new tab) if Daemon is involved in sex scenes during the first season of House of the Dragon, Smith jokingly replied, “Yeah, a little too much, if you ask me.”
On her reaction to the show’s focus on sex scenes, Smith said, “You find yourself wondering, ‘Do we need other sex scene? And they say, ‘Yes, we do.’
For Smith, though, that’s not necessarily a bad thing, because it reflects the unflinching nature of George RR Martin’s source material.
“I guess you have to ask yourself, ‘What are you doing? Are you representing the books or are you diluting the books to represent time? [we’re living in]? “Smith said. “And actually I think it’s his job to represent the books truthfully and honestly, just as they were written.”
House of the Dragon will be released on August 21 and will revolve around the final days of the Targaryen dynasty, 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. It will eventually go head-to-head with The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, and co-showrunner Ryan Condal expects both fantasy shows to be successful in the coming months.
“I hope that both shows work out and find a great fan base and that there is a great overlap in the fan base,” Condal told The Hollywood Reporter. (opens in a new tab). “I think the more big, expensive, really expensive fantasies that work on TV, the better for us, the fans, because they’re going to make more of them. I desperately want Rings of Power to work. I’m going to be there watching it the first night it’s on.” available, I’ll see them all.
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