German-Turkish actress calls for more male nudity on Game of Thrones
Actress Sibel Kekilli from the drama "Game Of Thrones" arrives at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, California January 18, 2014. REUTERS PhotoGame of Thrones star Sibel Kekilli has said she would welcome more male nudity on the HBO fantasy drama, The Independent has reported.
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.”
The calls from Kekilli, who plays the prostitute Shae in the series, echo similar sentiments as co-star Carice van Houten.
Though Game of Thrones is known for its sexual content, it is usually the female characters that 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.
In August 2012, a captain was expelled from the Turkish military for screening episodes of Game of Thrones, over claims that the series “insulted Turkishness,” included “pornographic elements” and “perverted and violent methods of sexual intercourse,” and even “encouraged the consumption of alcohol.” A military high court overruled the decision in July 2013.