"Too many" Sex scenes in House of the Dragon: Matt Smith had trouble filming

It was only recently that word broke that it There will be fewer sex scenes in House of the Dragon should as in Game of Thrones. One of the showrunners, Miguel Sapochnik, said in an interview that sexual violence was still to be depicted – and thus caused severe criticism. (We also wrote why Game of Thrones had a rape problem.)

Anyone who thinks that House of the Dragon is now downright chaste is wrong. Also almost 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones it was already wild in Westeros. Maybe even to wild. At least, that’s what Matt Smith, who is taking on the role of Daemon Targaryen in the upcoming HBO series, says.

Matt Smith on House of the Dragon shoot: “We need it still a sex scene?”

In conversation with the Rolling Stone the British actor not only spoke about his time with Doctor Who and the Marvel disaster Morbius, in which he was one of the few bright spots. He also provided insight into the making of the long-awaited Game of Thrones spinoff.

“At some point you ask yourself: ‘Do we need it still a sex scene?’ And everyone’s like, ‘Yes, we need it'”Matt Smith summarizes his experiences with intimate situations on set. The sex scenes are “a little too many if you ask me”but the star finally understood, according to his own statement, that those responsible wanted to stay close to the original book:

“You have to ask yourself: What are you doing? Do you represent the books or do you adapt the books to represent the time [in der wir leben]? I believe we the books should transport honestlyas they were written.”

And George RR Martin likes to write sex scenes.

That’s what the Game of Thrones spinoff is about

House of the Dragon – S01 Teaser Trailer (German subtitles) HD


Similar to Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon is about who will climb the iron throne next. The reign of King Viserys Targaryen (Paddy Considine) is coming to an end. His daughter Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy) wants to dare the impossible in patriarchal Westeros and follow in his footsteps as queen. But her uncle Daemon sees himself as the only legitimate heir to the throne. The result: a civil war, the legendary Dance of the Dragons.

It’s not really surprising that the Game of Thrones prequel is also blank. After all, in addition to their extraordinary beauty, the Targaryens are also for her hot temper, her incest affinity and westeros power fantasies known. Of course it has something to do with sex.

We find out how explicit the series really is from August 22, 2022. Then House of the Dragon starts at WOW (formerly Sky Ticket).

Podcast: Is House of the Dragon Doomed?

In August we return to Westeros, because that’s when the new Game of Thrones series House of the Dragon starts. The question is, however, whether the fantasy series can succeed at all. Because it is in the shadow of one of the biggest series ever.

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Jenny and Matthias discuss this question in the podcast. They explain when the new GOT offshoot is set, what to think of the cast around Emma D’Arcy and Matt Smith and wonder what House of the Dragon needs to learn from Game of Thrones (and what not).

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