June 8, 2015 11:08 AM EDT

Actor DeObia Oparei, who recently joined Game of Thrones in the role of Areo Hotah, recently sat down with Vulture, and the conversation quickly turned to the show’s gender dynamics.

In the region of Dorne, Oparei says, “female power is not seen as a threat. In Dorne, women are powerful, and that’s not feared or checked or quarantined.”

Dorne is also a “hedonistic world, where one is allowed to be free with the senses,” Oparei explains, so the conversation turned to the fact that he might be asked to do some nude scenes. Here’s what he had to say about that:

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