"I wasn’t a mother back then," the Melisandre actress says of the gruesome Season 5 Shireen scene, in an interview with Deadline. "I think I would have found it more troubling now. Of course it’s fiction, but that was raw and gruesome." When asked about whether she was comfortable with being nude on set, Van Houten said: "Yes and no. It wasn’t my favorite thing in the world at all. But yes, in Black Book I experienced nudity on set. The Dutch are quite open-minded, we’re a bit easier with that. But it’s never comfortable being the only one undressed on set. It was before I had a child. I would be more uncomfortable now. The times have changed in many ways. Back then, it was all a little overwhelming. No one forced me into anything, but in hindsight I might have been a little more cautious with it." When pointed out that there was less nudity in later seasons, she responded: "Yes. It also showed that you don’t need it." ALSO: Van Houten would like to see Melisandre in the Game of Thrones prequel series.