In a recent interview to discuss the final season for Game of Thrones kicking off in April, one of the show’s main stars, Emilia Clarke, addressed how she feels about the reactions to her nude scenes and sex scenes on the show.
“There’s not one part of the show that I would go back and redo,” Clarke told The Sun.
“People ask me the nudity question all the time. But the short answer is no, I would never change anything,” she continued. “You had to see those sex scenes, as they couldn’t just be explained.”
So-called feminists again called out Emilia for a scene in series six where Daenerys emerges from a fire with her clothes burned off.
But she hit back: “I just wanted to come out and do an empowered scene that wasn’t sexual — it was naked, but it was strong.
“I get a lot of crap for having done nude scenes and sex scenes. That, in itself, is so anti-feminist.
“Women hating on other women is just the problem. That’s upsetting.”
Clarke went on to compare Game of Thrones to other current dramas like The Handmaid’s Tale when it comes to the amount of nudity and sex that appears on the show.
“That is all sex and nudity. There are so many shows centered around this very true fact that people reproduce,” Clarke explained. “People f*** for pleasure — it’s part of life.”
Well… for some people it is.
Clarke also revealed that she turned down the role of Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades Of Grey because, “There is a huge amount of nudity in the film. I thought I might get stuck in a pigeonhole that I would have struggled to get out of.”
As for whether she will survive until the end of Game of Thrones season eight? She wouldn’t say, but did admit “it was super-emotional.”
One thing is for sure. If she doesn’t make it, it won’t be because of fire, because… well, you know.