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5 'Game of Thrones' Actors Who Criticized the Show's Nude Scenes

5 ‘Game of Thrones’ Actors Who Criticized the Show’s Nude Scenes

It took Arya Stark, the character played by Maisie Williams, a long time to reach the point of having to deal with a sex scene on “Game of Thrones.” As she shared with Entertainment Weekly, Williams initially thought it was a joke when showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss handed her the script. “At first, I thought it was a prank,” Williams remarked, noting that Benioff and Weiss had a history of giving actors fake, exaggerated scripts in earlier seasons. “I was like, ‘Yo, good one,’ and they were like, ‘No, we haven’t done that this year.’ Oh, f**k!”

The scene in question involves Arya deciding to get intimate with her longtime friend and fellow fighter, Gendry (Joe Dempsie), the night before they face the Night King’s undead army. According to Williams, Benioff and Weiss gave her the choice regarding how much skin she wanted to show. She opted for modesty, but when it came time to actually film the scene, the atmosphere felt off.

“In the beginning, everyone was really respectful,” Williams recalled. “No one