A few weeks ago, we introduced you to the barely-Instagram legal photos of Rosie Mac, the body double for Emilia Clark’s Daenerys Targaryen.
Here, let me remind you:
But, like Chris Pratt, because we are also fierce proponents of equal-opportunity objectification, we also provided a few photos of Daario Naharis’ body double, Ignacio Blanco. Here’s a refresher:
What we didn’t know at the time is that Rosie and Ignacio — who film the sex scenes for Daenerys and Daario together — have actually struck up a real-life romance, so says Blanco to The Daily Mail: ‘Rosie and I met on set. Me doing my part as Daario’s double and Rosie doing her part as Daenerys. Since then we’ve become very close. Things just kept escalating.’
That’s apparent, actually, from Ignacio’s Instagram account:
#Repost @rosiemacc ・・・ HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my best friend @ignaciojimenezblanco Dario Naharis double for #gamofthrones and international Model !! Gonna keep it short because he hates cheesy but i love you like a big brother and ill see you soon for #got #season6 ❤️ Little rosie here is becoming bigger and bigger ;) #double #daarionaharis #gameofthrones #daenerys #onset
That’s sweet. But one thing we do know is that, though they may be dating, and though their characters have sex onscreen, they’re not hooking up offscreen, as Rosie Mac has vowed to remain a virgin until marriage. “I’ve got very high morals. I really like the whole thing of keeping yourself for your husband,” she’s stated in the past.
In fact, the 18 year old — yes, she’s only 18 — has already been engaged twice. Part of the reason she remains a virgin, she says, is to prove that sex won’t be behind her success. “If I do hopefully get big, I’d love to be able to say to girls, “You don’t have to use your body in that way to be famous, you can be a star in your own right.”