Game of Thrones is famous for making its female members disrobe at seemingly inappropriate moments. But now one of the stars of the HBO fantasy show has called for more male nudity.
Jacob Anderson, who plays Grey Worm the captain of Daenerys Targaryen’s "unsullied" army, said he's "all for" more men taking their clothes off. However, the actor added that he would not necessarily want to bare all himself, claiming: “I’d be too shy.”
While the drama has been celebrated for including so many strong female characters, there is still a huge disparity between the levels of male and female nudity with women undressing on screen far more often than their male counterparts.
Anderson, whose Thrones character is involved in a romantic storyline with Daenerys' maid Missandei that can never be consummated as all "unsullied" soldiers are castrated,reveals he knows the extent of what's "down there" - and says more will be explained in the next series.
Game of Thrones season 5 cast
Game of Thrones season 5 cast
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Oscar-nominated New Zealand actress Keisha Castle-Hughes will play the fiery Obara Sand, one of Prince Oberyn’s illegitimate daughters, who is seeking revenge for her father’s murder at the hands of the Mountain in season four
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Nymeria “Nym” Sand will be played by Jessica Henwick, her best known role to date is in television series Silk and Spirit Warriors
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Jonathan Pryce will star as the High Sparrow, a religious figure who could be making waves in King’s Landing
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Alexander Siddig, who will be playing Doran Martell, the stoic ruler of Dorne and the older brother of the gruesomely slain Oberyn
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Enzo Cilenti (left) will take on the part of the slave trader Yezzan
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London-born star DeObia Oparei will play Areo Hotah, the loyal protector of Doran Martell
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Rosabell Laurenti Sellers will play Tyene Sand, one of the illegitimate daughters of Oberyn Martell, the Prince of Dorne
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Myrcella Baratheon will be played by newcomer Nell Tiger Free
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Newcomer Toby Sebastian will take on the role of Trystane Martell, the youngest son of Doran
Several actresses from the show have called for more male nudity, including Natalie Dormer, Carice van Houten, Natalia Tena and Sibel Kikelli, but Anderson may be one of the first actors to speak in favour of it.
Anderson, 24, from Bristol, is a pop star as well as an actor. As a musician he goes by the name of Raleigh Ritchie but he says that his two careers don’t crossover very much.
“They don’t really collide. I think certainly in my head they’re very separate things,” he said.
“It’s weird, in the last six months – kinda since the summer – a lot more people have been shouting ‘Raleigh’ in the street or saying that they really like my music, which is cool because before that it was always Game of Thrones.”
The fifth season of Game of Thrones will be hitting screens on 12 April but fans will be given a sneak peek next month when the special episode titled A Day in the Life airs on 8 February.
Raleigh Ritchie’s new single "The Greatest" will be out in February.