SPOILERS! IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED S6E04, DO NOT CONTINUE READING!
Last night’s episode of Game of Thrones provided something we’ve all been missing dearly for three seasons: naked Daenerys Targaryen. Yup, the last time we saw Daenerys nude was season three, and while there have been rumors about her working an “anti-nudity” clause into her Thrones contract it looks like they were either unfounded or thrown out, as topless Dany was back with a vengeance last night.
“It’s so exciting, very tingly-making. Every season I get at least one spine-chilling moment. I just stand up and I go, ‘I’m hearing what you’re all saying, but funny thing, I’m going to kill you all. I forgot that I have an ace in my back pocket and now I win.’”
… And by taking out the Dothraki leadership and showing her power to their followers, the queen of Meereen potentially gains an even larger army. “She realizes that this is the missing piece,” Clarke says. “The Dothraki are the missing piece of her crew – she’s seemingly indestructible having Dothraki on her side.”
Unlike Lena Headey during Cersei’s “walk” during season five, Clarke used no body doubles in last night’s episode. “I’d like to remind people the last time I took my clothes off was season 3” she tells EW, “That was a while ago. It’s now season six. But this is all me, all proud, all strong. I’m just feeling genuinely happy I said ‘Yes.’ That ain’t no body double!”
In comparison to the previous times Clarke has appeared nude on Thrones, last night’s scene was shot in two separate locations, which she says gave her “control”:
The production took pains to shoot Clarke’s portion of the scene on a private “closed set” in Belfast, while the rest of the sequence with the Dothraki actors was shot at the Vaes Dothrak village set constructed in the desert in Spain. Clarke said the set-up was preferable to, for instance, when Dany’s clothes were scorched off at the end of season 1. “Taking off my clothes is not the easiest thing, but with the magic of the effects, I don’t have to do a season 1 and go on a cliff and do it,” she notes. “I’m in control of it.”(via)
All hail Daenerys Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the…oh whatever. You get the picture.
[H/T Entertainment Weekly]