So when Gemma Whelan, who starting playing Yara Greyjoy on the series in the second season, auditioned for the role she probably expected she might have to go out of her comfort zone.
During its eight-season run, Game Of Thrones became as well known for its steamy sex scenes as it did for its gruesomely violent battle sequences.
She told The Late Show host Stephen Colbert: 'You know I did it, so why can't the boys do it? I've done it throughout my career.
You can find Gemma Whelan nude pics from the fappening leaks as well as sextape leaks from iCloud.
She began: 'I'm starting to get really annoyed about this stuff now because people say, 'Oh, yeah, all the porn sites went down when Game of Thrones came back on…' 'There are so many shows centered around this very true fact that people reproduce.
The actress, 45, who said that viewers are far more likely to see violence on screen, revealed: 'In Melisandre's case, I think I can justify it because she uses sexuality as a weapon… she's trying to manipulate.
She lives in London with her better half, humorist and entertainer Gerry Howell, and their daughter.
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