James Hibberd
August 29, 2017 AT 02:01 PM EDT

So at the risk of sounding a tad debauched, what was it like shooting that Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen sex scene, director Jeremy Podeswa? Asking for a friend!

Actually, Indiewire asked the Game of Thrones season 7 finale helmer in their interview, but here’s his answer: “With Jon and Dany’s scene, the important thing for me was that it wouldn’t be prurient in any way, that there’s a very strong undercurrent in that scene. It was shot very, very simply. It’s basically just one steady push in shot to Jon and Dany and then that very important look between them at mid-level. And then a one-shot looking at Jon, then looking down at Dany. It wasn’t about shooting a big lovemaking scene. Once they’re making love, that’s the story. There’s no reason to kind of linger on that.”

So that’s why the scene was pretty tame and traditional compared to some previous GoT sex scenes…

Continued Podeswa: “The real story within the story, was actually what was going on with their eyes and what’s happening — there’s an understanding between them that even though they know in some part of them that they shouldn’t really be doing this, they cannot not do it. There’s some element of destiny that’s brought them together, and they can’t fight it.”

The rest of the interview is here. We have a few others interviews linked below covering the finale, which broke GoT records as the show’s most-watched episode ever. For more on what Jon’s parentage means on the show — and how it could impact his relationships with Daenerys, here’s see our post on how that Jon Snow twist changes everything.

Read our “The Dragon and the Wolf” coverage: 
Game of Thrones stars react to that huge Jon Snow reveal 
Game of Thrones actor on his shocking season 7 finale death
Game of Thrones showrunners on the loss of Littlefinger
Your 10 biggest finale questions answered
Deep-dive recap
Lena Headey reveals what Cersei really thought of Daenerys
Game of Thrones podcast

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