‘Game of Thrones’ Indira Varma: “Nobody Wants Me To Get My Body Out!”
The British actress made her debut last season in Game of Thrones, as the exotic Ellaria Sand, often seen entwined not only with her lover, Prince of Dorne Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal), but also with prostitutes of both genders.
“If you’ve seen season four, you know why I’m back,” begins Varma. “We go to Dorne…” she breaks off, unsure of how much she’s actually allowed to say. “Basically, you meet some of her clan and shit happens! I’ve got three hot, hot daughters.”
While Varma confesses to not being much of a TV-watcher, she enjoys the filming. “What’s lovely is there’s so many British theatre actors: ‘Oh, hello darling…’ – there was a lot of that. It’s also very laid back; Dan and Dave [creators David Benioff and DB Weiss] are very cool. It feels like a family.”
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There’s one aspect she’s less keen on, however: GoT’s much-discussed gratuitous nudity. “There is a place for beauty, and youth, and sexiness, and nudity – of course there is. And there’s an audience, definitely! But, personally, if there’s no real necessity for it… why show it? We reduce women to just being looked at and admired.”
Not that she’s a stranger to a nude scene – Varma got her first break after drama school with the 1996 film Kama Sutra, which was, unsurprisingly, rather raunchy. “I’ve done it. I’ve done it so much! [But] at my age… nobody wants me to get my body out! Then I think – why don’t we see women with floppy breasts and saggy arses? If we’re going to see the young beautiful ones, why can’t we just see them all? I don’t draw the line – if I thought it was something that had a point [I would do it].”