Games of Thrones certainly isn't shy of showing a bit of flesh in the series, and a lot more than that. However, Dutch actress Carice van Houten, who plays the enigmatic Red Priestess Melisandre, says that more of the men should be getting their kit off too.

When asked if there should be more male nudity, the actress said: "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."

The actress has shed her robes plenty of times for her role, most famously when she gave birth to a dark spirit in a cave (as you do), as well as when she bared all to seduce a young man before chaining him to bed and sticking leeches on him. (Again, as you do).

"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."

So there you have it, Carice is grand about it, wonder will more of the men follow suit? Or take off their suit really... ahem, sorry.

The fourth series of Game of Thrones is just months away now, with an extended preview being released just this week.


Source: The Independent