HBO's Game of Thrones is deep into production on its final season, with recent Game of Thrones Season 8 set photos teasing a major battle in King's Landing. While the show has been immensely popular from the beginning, there has been no shortage of controversy, with several fans still angry about the show's portrayal of graphic nudity and sex scenes, but those aspects of the show have never bothered one of the show's biggest stars, Emilia Clarke. During a new interview, the actress reveals how "annoyed" she's getting from having to defend the show's use of nudity and sex, while expressing her love for another show that uses both sex and nudity, The Handmaid's Tale, which became the first series from a streaming service to win the Emmy for Best Drama Series, which was helped in part by Game of Thrones not being eligible this past year.

"I'm starting to get really annoyed about this stuff now because people say, 'Oh, yeah, all the adult sites went down when Game of Thrones came back on.' I'm like, The Handmaid's Tale? I f---ing love that show, and I cried when it ended because I couldn't handle not seeing it. That is all sex and nudity. There are so many shows centered around this very true fact that people reproduce. People f--k for pleasure, it's part of life."

This isn't the first time that the Mother of Dragons has defended the show's use of sex and nudity. During a 2016 interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actress reminded her fans that she hadn't disrobed since Season 3, although she was still proud of those scenes, making it clear that those scenes were all her, and not a body double. She also took to her Instagram account in 2015, when a Daily Mail article alleged that she, "can't stand sex scenes." She responded by stating that she's perfectly fine with nude scenes or sex scenes that "forward a story or is shot in a way that adds insight into characters," but if that's not the case, she'll make sure to discuss that scene with the director, if it's gratuitous.

For those who will be in London next week, there will be an epic Game of Thrones marathon taking place at The Prince Charles Cinema in London from November 27 through November 30. While tickets for the free event have already sold out, HBO subscribers can hold their own marathons whenever they please through HBO GO or HBO NOW, which many fans will likely do to get ready for the epic final season. While watching all 67 episodes of the critically-acclaimed fantasy series will be quite the task, it's one most fans would be glad to take on, in preparation for the final six episodes.

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While this flagship series is in fact coming to an end, we won't likely see the last of Westeros anytime soon. HBO has already put into development five Game of Thrones spin-offs, with author George R.R. Martin working with writers Max Borenstein (Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island), Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The Golden Circle), Brian Helgeland (Mystic River, L.A. Confidential) and Carly Wray (Mad Man), along with longtime Game of Thrones writer-producer Bryan Cogman on these shows, although no details have been given yet. You can take a look at Emilia Clarke's full interview at Harper's Bazaar.