Matt Smith says he questioned the quantity of intercourse scenes within the upcoming Sport of Thrones spin-off, Home of the Dragon.
In , the previous Physician Who star — who performs Prince Daemon Targaryen within the upcoming collection based mostly partially on George R. R. Martin’s 2018 ebook Fireplace & Blood — defined how he felt in regards to the sexually specific scenes within the HBO collection.
“You do end up asking, ‘Do we’d like one other intercourse scene?’” Smith stated. “They usually’re like, ‘Yeah, we do.’ I suppose you must 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 truly assume it’s your job to symbolize the books honestly and truthfully, as they had been written.”
Requested whether or not Daemon would have these scenes, Smith confirmed sure, joking that there have been ‘barely an excessive amount of, for those who ask me.”
Sport of Thrones, which ended its eight-season run in 2019, has confronted controversy for its sexually specific content material — particularly for scenes that includes sexual assault. On condition that the present is predicated in fantasy — versus historic fiction — some viewers questioned for the present’s storytelling to incorporate sexual violence.
At , Miguel Sapochnik, who’s the showrunner of Home of the Dragon and directed a number of episodes of Sport of Thrones, stated that the brand new collection would “pull again” on intercourse scenes, however nonetheless characteristic sexual violence.
“If something, we’ll shine a light-weight on that side,” Sapochnik stated. “You possibly can’t ignore the violence that was perpetrated on ladies by males in that point. It should not be downplayed and it should not be glorified.”
Nevertheless, an interview with government producer Sara Hess clarified precisely how sexual violence can be dealt with onscreen.
“I would prefer to make clear that we don’t depict sexual violence within the present,” Hess stated in an interview with Vainness 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.”