Game of Thrones episode 2, Stormborn: Nathalie Emmanuel on that nude scenetv Updated: Jul 24, 2017 09:06 IST
Nathalie Emmanuel arrives at the LA Premiere of Game of Thrones at The Walt Disney Concert Hall.(Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
Two characters consummated their romance in Stormborn, the second episode of Game of Thrones’ seventh season. Daenerys’ advisor, Missandei, and leader of the Unsullied, Grey Worm ended several seasons worth of will-they-won’t-they in Monday morning’s episode.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Nathalie Emmanuel said, “We’ve seen them show their interest in each other, we’ve seen them in a round about way express it for each other, but not really say it. This point is the climax and they physically act upon it.”
She said that she had always been anticipating this moment, and knew that when it happened, it would require her to be brave. “When I read the script the first thing I thought was that it’s a big deal for these two characters and also it’s a nude scene and you can’t help but think about that,” she said. “You’re like, ‘Okay, I’m getting naked.’ And that was really strange for Jacob and I because we’ve danced around that scenario and we’ve become good mates and now we got to be naked around each other. But it was fine and, obviously, done really respectfully. Whether you’ve done it many times, or none at all, it’s a big deal. You feel like you’re giving something quite vulnerable and, yes, it’s hard.”
“It’s never a comfortable thing to do but if you trust your director and actors and the people on set, it’s fine,” she said. “It was treated very well and very respectfully and I feel like we had a really great day showing these two characters being completely vulnerable with each other. And it sort of helps the scene to actually feel very vulnerable and exposed. It’s good to use that energy and it made it so much better.”
As for their future together, Emmauel hopes for the best, but is aware of how often characters die in the show. “You hope those two have a happy ending,” she said. “But you try not even say it out loud.”
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