Echoing comments that Carice van Houten, who plays the Red Priestess Melisandre, Game of Thrones star Sibel Kekilli is also asking for more male nudity on the show.
Defending the nudity on the show last month, Houton suggested that Game of Thrones feature even more nudity.
“Hell yeah! Of course it has to be functional and it mostly is. But in general that’s what I like about the show, not the sex per se but the nudity is part of life. We can see machine guns but we can’t see f**king - sorry - people? I really don’t get, I have to make a point here. Who sleeps with their bra on? I mean, sorry if that’s a Dutch approach but I think we need to get used to it. It’s part of life … I’d rather just show everyone this is the material, like very plain and clean. This is the body, your mother has them, let’s not make a big fuss out of them and then they get used to it. I don’t do it for them, I do it for me because I pick up on tension in the room and I just want people to be fine with it.”
Kekilli, meanwhile, added this week in a London press conference that the men should also be given more nude screen time. “Yes, of course. Why are all the women naked? I mean good-looking guys. I want to see Conleth Hill and [Nikolaj Coster-Waldau] and Peter Dinklage.”
Conleth Hill? You mean, Varys?
I don’t think anyone wants to see him naked, not because he’s not a good looking guy, but as I recall, Varys has no testicles. That tends to put a damper on hot nude scenes. Now, the Conleth Hill of 20 years, with testicles? Yes!
I can’t convince Benioff and Weiss to feature naked Dinklage on the show, but I suppose I can help out with shirtless photos of Tyrion, from the front and the back.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau? Be careful what you ask for, or you might find Clive Owen with his tongue six inches down Jaime Lannister’s throat.
I kid, I kid. How’s this?
To be fair, the series is not exactly short on shirtless dudes (Google will help you out with backside nudity, and even a little full frontal. This is a family site, thank you very much).