Don’t bother sending any concerns over the abundance of nudity on Game of Thrones to cast regular Sibel Kekilli: She actually wants more nudity on the series.
Specifically, Kekilli wants to see more naked males on HBO’s lavish fantasy-drama. While promoting the show’s upcoming fourth season in London this week, the German-born Kekilli was asked whether more of the show’s male cast members should strip down for the camera.
“Yes, of course,” said Kekilli, who plays prostitute Shae on the series. “Why are all the women naked? I mean good-looking guys. I want to see Conleth Hill and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage…”
It’s unknown whether the 33-year-old actress was joking or serious when she added, “We’re going to talk to [GOT writers] David Benioff and Dan Weiss.”
But if cast consensus counts for anything, there could very well be more naked males in future episodes of the series. Last month, Kekilli’s co-star Carice van Houten also made the case for more male nudity on Thrones.
Although Game of Thrones is renowned for its graphic violence and startling sexual content, it’s invariably the female characters who get naked while the men remain fully clothed.
Throughout the show’s first three seasons, almost every female character has appeared in some form of undress, along with scenes featuring dozens of naked women working as extras.
And no question there’s an added level of titillation in regard to Kekilli lobbying for more nudity on the show: Shortly after her breakout acting role in the 2004 German-Turkish film Gegen die Wand, it was revealed that Kelkilli had previously starred in several pornographic films, using the stage name “Dilara.”
The lady knows whereof she speaks.