Why Stephen Dillane is not crazy about all that Game of Thrones nudity

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Jan 16, 2014, 3:48 PM EST

Game of Thrones actor Stephen Dillane has revealed he's not a fan of all that nudity (and sex) seen on the hit HBO fantasy series. And he's telling us why.

In an interview with the Huffington Post, 57-year old Dillane -- who plays Stannis Baratheon -- shared his opinion about the particulary hot topic of nudity on Game of Thrones.

“I’m a bit old for it,” says the British BAFTA winner, who plays Stannis Baratheon, just one of the warriors determined to seize power in the medieval blockbuster, where no one is safe as seven rulers fight for command of the mythical Westeros – when they’re not drinking, wenching, belching and watching clothes fall off with abandon.
“It doesn’t particularly appeal to me, reminds me of German porn from the 1970s. But I presume it serves a purpose, and the merits of the show far outweigh my concerns on that score.”

So, if not nudity, what does turn Stephen Dillane on in Game of Thrones (pun definitely intended, of course)? Well, it’s actually the different power struggles found on the show.

“I think it’s an accurate and truthful reflection of how power operates, in different societies, and the relatively small part love and affection play in things. It’s a dark view of the human condition that is quite refreshing to see on screen.”

Are you of a mind with Stephen Dillane (who, by the way, sounds VERY Stannis-like here, don’t you think?)? Do you find the power struggles on Game of Thrones way more interesting than all that sex and nudity?

(The Huffington Post via Winter Is Coming)