Sex on 'Game of Thrones' Is 'Real and Gritty' According to Natalie Dormer

'It's about those raw, visceral qualities of human life,' the Margaery Tyrell depicter opens up about the sex scenes on the hit HBO series.

AceShowbiz - "Game of Thrones" star Natalie Dormer has no problems with the sex on the show because it's always gritty and real.

The British actress, who played Margaery Tyrell in the fantasy drama for five seasons, insists intercourse on screen is OK as long as it isn't "glamorised" - and she approves of the show's often violent sex scenes.

"Sex and romance is a huge part of human motivation," she says. "So long as it's informing the story then I don't see the problem. I think Thrones is quite good in that way - the violence is quite naturalistic. It's not hyper-stylised. It's not glamorised. And the sex is quite real and dirty as well. It's about those raw, visceral qualities of human life."

Natalie's character was killed off in the show's dramatic sixth season finale, but she still watches the programme and can't wait to see how the story will wrap up next year.

"Five years was the perfect time," she shares. "Now I get the best of both worlds because I can watch it on my sofa and get a kick out of it, going, 'Oh my God, they've done what?'"

She just wishes there was more male nudity on the show: "During the first season Alfie (Allen), Richard (Madden), and several of the men got naked - although not all the way. I think Thrones has been better than your average show with the equality, but they could definitely ramp it up! Absolutely."

Meanwhile, the actress is defending the sex scenes in her new film "In Darkness", which she co-wrote with her partner, Anthony Byrne.

Critics have taken issue with an intense sex scene and a shower sequence, but Natalie insists, "There has to be sexuality in the power play of a thriller."

"In this film the sex scene, which for me was a lovemaking scene, is a metaphor for the way my character connects with the part played by Ed Skrein," she told The Guardian. "Nakedness is a good equaliser and the shower scene also shows the tattoos on my character's body and makes it clear she is not quite who you think."

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