Game of Thrones actor Dean-Charles Chapman speaks about his 'not awkward' sex scene with Natalie Dormer

'It might look awkward on screen because of the age difference but it's pretend, it's all pretend'

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With the trailer for Game of Thrones season six having just dropped, everyone is attempting to decipher just what is going on, analysing every frame top to bottom.

At the same time, numerous interviews with cast members have finally reached the internet, with one in particular with Dean-Charles Chapman doing the rounds.

The 18-year-old actor was speaking at a roundtable discussion when he was asked about the sex scene between his character Tommen Baratheon and Natalie Dormer’s Margaery Tyrell. 

When first aired, viewers were quick to not how awkward it all seemed, many noting the age difference between the two actors - Dormer is 34-years-old. Yet, according to Chapman, it wasn’t awkward what-so-ever.

"I wasn't expecting that and (creators) David Benioff and Dan Weiss as a joke came up to me and told me, 'Oh, we've done you a favour, we've written you in a cheeky little sex scene' and I was like, 'cheers.' That was the last thing I was expecting," Chapman said according to International Business Times.

"It's not awkward, it might look awkward on screen because of the age difference but it's pretend, it's all pretend. We're actors, Natalie's a lovely person; she made me feel unbelievably comfortable. Hopefully she was comfortable with me. But the sex scene and stuff, it all ran smoothly. It's all planned, we talk about it... it's a normal day."

He added that the most difficult thing about playing Tommen was acting younger than he really is, Tommen being 12 in the books while he was 16 at the time of filming. 

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"That was the hardest thing for me. When it was published that I was going to play Tommen, all the fans of the books were like, 'Oh, he's turning 16' - that was the hardest thing: to play younger and show that.”

Meanwhile, we’ve broken down the season six trailer, questioning whether that is Jon Snow on horseback.