Whereas these intercourse scenes are extra significant than these in Recreation of Thrones, the celebrities nonetheless questioned if they were entirely necessary. Matt Smith, who performs Rhaenyra’s uncle Daemon Targaryen, mentioned he grew uninterested in the scenes. “You do end up asking, ‘Do we’d like one other intercourse scene?'” he informed Rolling Stone U.K. “They usually’re like, ‘Yeah, we do.'”

Finally, Smith got here to know that intercourse is an enormous a part of the universe Martin created. “I suppose you must ask your self: ‘What are you doing? Are you representing the books, or are you diluting the books to characterize the time [we’re living in]?'” Smith mentioned. “And I really suppose it is your job to characterize the books honestly and actually, as they have been written.”

See how the writers reimagined Martin’s world by way of a essential lens when Home of the Dragon premieres Aug. 21 on HBO. 

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