Game of Thrones actress Sibel Kekilli on why she wants more male nudity in the show
She is yet another actress to call for more male characters to bare all
Saturday 15 March 2014
Game of Thrones star Sibel Kekilli has said that she would welcome more male nudity on the HBO fantasy drama.
When asked whether more of the show's male actors should shed their clothes, she said “ 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.”
Speaking during a recent press conference in London, she jokingly added “We’re going to talk to [writers] David Benioff and Dan Weiss.”
Kekilli, who plays prostitute Shae, is another actress to call for more male nudity on the show, her co-star Carice van Houten has also expressed similar sentiments.
Though Game of Thrones is known for its sexual content, it is usually the female characters who are naked while their male counterparts remain clothed.
Most of the adult female characters have bared their flesh at one time or another during the course of the past three seasons.
The German actress will be returning for the fourth season of the show which promises to be even more thrilling than last year.
Season three featured many plot twists and turns, including the Red Wedding, a particularly harrowing sequence that left many viewers reeling.
She said that when she read the script she couldn’t believe it “ I was like ‘no, it’s not happening now, it’s a dream’. You know, they just wake up and like it’s a dream like Dallas”.
“No, no – you’re not doing that because the fans love [those characters],” she added.
The medieval drama series has an all-star cast, including Charles Dance, Dame Diana Rigg and Lena Headey, and Kekilli has admitted that the greatest challenge for her was matching her co-stars during filming.
‘You feel like ‘oh my god, I act really bad’ and he’s really good. I just want to try and keep it up… to give your best.”
On the subject of chemistry with co-star Dinklage, she said “actors like Peter are not really vain, they don’t think about ‘ oh, how I’m looking’ or that kind of thing.”
“He really listens to me and he really reacts when I act and I think this is the secret of good chemistry. Between them you can feel it.”
Kekilli offered only an ominous taster of what fans can expect “it will be really hard for her, she will fight.”
Several trailers have been released for the forthcoming season, promising even more thrills and bigger storylines.
Season 4 of Game of Thrones will be starting in April.
Game of Thrones': The Complete Third Season is out on Blu-ray and DVD from HBO Home Entertainment from 17 February
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