Emilia Clarke Discusses Feeling Pressured to Do Nude Scenes for Recreation of Thrones


Emilia Clarke has beforehand spoken out about what it was prefer to movie nude scenes as Daenerys Targaryen on Recreation of Thrones. She even defended the present in 2017 when it drew criticism for that includes a excessive quantity of intercourse scenes.

However throughout a current look on Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” podcast, Clarke spoke about how her views on on-screen nudity have developed, explaining that she’s felt pressured to shoot bare on post-Recreation of Thrones tasks.

“I’m a lot savvier with what I’m comfortable with, and what I am okay with doing,” she mentioned. “I’ve had fights on set earlier than the place I’m like, ‘No, the sheet stays up,’ they usually’re like, ‘You don’t wanna disappoint your Recreation of Thrones followers.’ And I’m like, ‘F—ok you.’”

Clarke additionally mentioned that a part of the explanation she agreed to the “f—k ton of nudity” in season 1 of Recreation of Thrones was due to her lack of performing expertise.

“I’m floating through this first season. I have no idea what I’m doing; I have no idea what any of this is,” she mentioned. “I’ve never been on a film set like this before — I’d been on a film set twice before then — and I’m now on a film set completely naked with all of these people, and I don’t know what I’m meant to do, and I don’t know what’s expected of me, and I don’t know what you want, and I don’t know what I want. Regardless of there being nudity or not, I would have spent that first season thinking I’m not worthy of requiring anything; I’m not worthy of needing anything at all.”

She additionally credited co-star Jason Momoa, who performed Daenerys’ husband Khal Drogo, for “taking care of me in an environment where I didn’t know I needed to be taken care of.”

“Jason had expertise — he was an skilled actor who had carried out a bunch of stuff earlier than approaching to [Recreation of Thrones],” Clarke mentioned. “He was like, ‘Sweetie, this is how it’s meant to be and this is how it’s not meant to be and I’m going to make sure that that’s the f—king case.’”

Write to Megan McCluskey at megan.mccluskey@time.com.


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