‘Budder bites, pats her ass and go!’ Game Of Thrones star Gemma Whelan says the sex scenes in the series were a ‘crazy mess’ and that actors were ‘left to move on’ by the directors
Gemma Whelan has revealed that the actors were ‘left to move on’ while filming sex scenes on Game Of Thrones.
The actress who played Lady Yara Greyjoy in the magnificent fantasy show explained, ‘They used to just say,’ ‘When we shout action, go for it!’ ‘, And it could be some kind of insane mess.
‘An instructor might say,’ ‘A bit of breast bites, then slam her butt and go!’ ‘.
Candidate: Gemma Whelan, 40, has spoken candidly about filming naughty scenes during her time on Game Of Thrones
But the star insisted that the actors would always ‘check in with each other’ before filming sexual scenes.
She told The Guardian: ‘There was a scene in a brothel with a woman and she was so exposed that we talked together about where the camera would be and what she was happy about.’
“I always wanted to talk it through with the other actress,” Gemma added.
Gemma’s bisexual character Yara often engaged in naughty scenes, most famously with actress Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy).
Intimate: Gemma’s bisexual character, Yara, often engaged in naughty scenes, most famously with actress Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy, pictured)
The couple became incredibly intimate while riding a horse, with the stage continuing to become one of the show’s most infamous.
When Gemma remembered the recording, she said to the outlet ‘Alfie was very,’ ‘is that okay? How do we make it work? ” ”
Gemma, pointing to the importance of intimacy coordinators, called their appointment a ‘step in the right direction’ and noted intimate scenes become ‘more of a choreography’ under their leadership.
Latest project: Gemma was pregnant with her son Freddy while filming her latest project, ITV’s police drama The Tower (pictured)
Elsewhere in her interview, the mother of two remarked that although she has never personally experienced ‘threats or assaults on the set’, she has noted that ‘the mood has changed’ on film footage.
As an example, Gemma pointed out that there is now ‘another language choice’ on the shot, and if someone were to ‘make an insinuation’, it would be ‘closed’.
Gemma – who shares a young son and daughter with her husband Gerry Howell – was pregnant with her son Freddy while filming her latest project, ITV’s police drama The Tower, and spoke candidly about choosing to receive the COVID vaccine despite that she was pregnant.
Family: Gemma shares a young son and daughter with her husband Gerry Howell (pictured together last year)
The star explained that the decision was difficult, but she went on the advice of her midwife and doctor, with whom she spoke ‘far’.
Gemma also commented that film and television sets have become more “baby-friendly” and told the newspaper that “breastfeeding was never a problem”, but insisted that it was important to meet production “halfway” and not shoot away to feed a child after the crew had set up a detailed set.
Dream Project: As for her dream project, Gemma shared that she would love to hone her American accent on screen (photo films Game Of Thrones)