Matt Smith is getting in on the action—and not just the fighting kind.

It House of the Dragon star confirmed he has a fair share of sex scenes in the upcoming Game of Thrones spin-off, premiering Aug. 21 on HBO. He said, “Slightly too many.” Rolling Stone Aug. 4, “if you ask me.”

Of course, Smith saw the original series, which was criticized for being so graphic, so he understood that there’d be scenes of this nature. However, as he put it, “You do find yourself asking, ‘Do we need another sex scene?’ And they’re like, ‘Yeah, we do.'”

At the end of the day, Smith accepted that this is just a part of adapting George R.R. MartinThese books are as graphic and humorous as the ones by, “I guess you have to ask yourself: ‘What are you doing? Do you represent the books or do you dilute the books in order to portray the time? [we’re living in]?'” He thought. “And, I really think that it’s your duty to represent them truthfully and honestly as they were originally written.”