Emilia Clarke Talks Pressure to Do Nudity, Report

Emilia Clarke Talks Pressure to Do Nudity, Report
Emilia Clarke Talks Pressure to Do Nudity, Report

The actress, who played Daenerys Targaryen in Game Of Thrones, says there was a “tonne” of nudity in the first series.

During an appearance on Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” podcast (via The Independent), Clarke said she felt pressured to appear nude on “Game of Thrones” early on, which led to other projects assuming she would be comfortable with going nude.

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“I’m a lot more savvy [now] with what I’m comfortable with, and what I am okay with doing,” Clarke said. “I’ve had fights on set before where I’m like, ‘No, the sheet stays up,’ and they’re like, ‘You don’t wanna disappoint your ‘Game of Thrones’ fans.’ And I’m like, ‘Fuck you.’”

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Clarke said there was a “fuck ton of nudity” in the first season of “Game of Thrones” and part of the reason she went through with it was because she was a brand new actress with no prior experience on film or TV sets. As Clarke explained, “I’d come fresh from drama school, and I approached [it] as a job – if it’s in the script then it’s clearly needed, this is what this is and I’m gonna make sense of it…Everything’s gonna be cool.”

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