Don’t know if we’ve heard from Stephen Dillane much, if at all, so this brief interview he has with Huffington Post is noteworthy on that score alone. But he also shares some interesting opinions on the show. Such as where he falls in the hotly debated topic of nudity:
“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.”
What does appeal to the 57-year-old actor? The show’s constant power struggles.
“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.”
Winter Is Coming: I like to think this is just Dillane being wholly dedicated to his character. These quotes strike me as very Stannis-like.