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, stated he grew uninterested in the scenes. “You do end up asking, ‘Do we want one other intercourse scene?'” he informed Rolling Stone U.K. “They usually’re like, ‘Yeah, we do.'”
Ultimately, Smith got here to grasp that intercourse is an enormous a part of the universe Martin created. “I assume you must ask your self: ‘What are you doing? Are you representing the books, or are you diluting the books to signify the time [we’re living in]?'” Smith stated. “And I truly assume it is your job to signify the books in truth and truthfully, as they have been written.”
See how the writers reimagined Martin’s world by means of a important lens when Home of the Dragon premieres Aug. 21 on HBO.