Why Had Matt Smith of House Of The Dragon Questions About The Game Of Thrones Sex Scenes?

Why Had Matt Smith of House Of The Dragon Questions About The Game Of Thrones Sex Scenes? ...

Matt Smith, a former Doctor Who star, is returning to television again for House of the Dragon, but Daemon Targaryen is definitely not the Eleventh Doctor in the Game of Thrones spinoff. As the younger brother of the king and a potential claimant for Iron Throne over his niece, hell be a key player in the Targaryen succession, and, according to the actor, hell be involved in lots of sex scenes, which he had concerns about.

Following the set precedent set by Game of Thrones, sex scenes were certainly to be expected. House of the Dragon isnt doing everything the same as the parent series, of course, as one writer has already stated that the spinoff will not show sexual violence. However, Matt Smith told Rolling Stone UK: "There will be plenty of sex."

Do we need a second sex scene? And they respond, yes, we do. I guess you have to ask yourself: What are you doing? Are you promoting the books in order to represent the time [were living in]? I really think it's your job to portray the books truthfully and honestly as they were written.

House of the Dragon is based on George R.R. Martin's work, although it's not an ongoing novel saga like A Song of Ice and Fire. The new series is based on the fictional history book Fire & Blood, which chronicles the Targaryen dynasty, and will not include any sex scenes from page to screen.

Matt Smith's views on the show sticking true to the books may be particularly helpful to readers as Game of Thrones divisive final seasons outpaced the source material for A Song of Ice and Fire before George R.R. Martin could finish The Winds of Winter. (Fans are still waiting on The Winds of Winter, to the point that Martin had to come out and defend the delay). Smith admitted to the outlet that he hasnt read Fire & Blood in its entirety.

Smith may have read all the book material he needs to play Daemon Targaryen. Fire & Blood is a history of the whole first half of the 300-year Targaryen dynasty, and the time covered by House of the Dragon is only a portion of the book.

If you ask me, yes, quite a bit.

Based on the actors' remarks and the intense full-length trailer, Matt Smith's Daemon Targaryen will not be Game of Thrones 2.0. After all, there are legitimate Targaryens to spare at this stage in the dynasty, and many dragonriders.

Dany might be the only person with dragons in the original HBO show to cross the Seven Kingdoms to reach Kings Landing; that isn't the case for House of the Dragon, which may well become one of HBOs biggest hit since the original series ended back in 2019.

Matt Smith will play Daemon Targaryen in the HBO series House of the Dragon on Sunday, August 21 at 9 p.m. ET. If you wish to revisit Westeros in the meantime, you can find all eight seasons of Game of Thrones streaming with an HBO Max subscription.