Emilia Clarke Says She Hates Being Naked On ‘Game Of Thrones,’ Explains Why She Hasn’t Been Topless Since Season 3

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Did you know that the Daenerys Targaryen boobs you’ve been seeing on Game of Thrones in recent seasons haven’t actually been the boobs of actress Emilia Clarke? Yup, they pulled the ol’ bait-and-switch just like they did with Cersei’s walk of shame in season 5, all because Emilia was tired of being naked 24/7…and because she thinks she’s got more to offer audiences than just tits. According to Daily Mail,

Emilia, who plays the exiled princess Daenerys Targaryen, refused to appear in any more topless shots in the drama two years ago, according to her co-star Oona Chaplin, who disclosed that Emilia had told programme bosses she ‘wanted to be known for my acting, not my breasts’.

And to be fair, she has proved that she’s a solid actress – girl’s been nominated for an Emmy TWICE for her role on Game of Thrones, first in 2013 and a second time in 2015.

So who’s boobs are you actually seeing on Thrones if not Emilia’s? That would be body double Rosie Mac, who is nearly the spitting image of Emilia:

As for whether or not Emilia will change her stance on her share of the nudity in Thrones, chances are seemingly low as she thinks that an overabundance of naked people makes sex scenes less-sexy:

‘I’m British, so I cringe at that sort of thing anyway – I can’t stand it.
‘I don’t want to have sex thrown in my face and I’ve always thought the suggestion is so much more titillating than the act itself.

‘Most sex scenes you see in films or on TV are gratuitous and they’re usually just to attract an audience. On screen, the subtler the better.’(via)

[H/T Daily Mail]

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