Emilia Clarke was all praises for her exceptional work in Game of Thrones, but the star’s revelation that she felt uncomfortable filming the nude scenes, has spilled some water on the show’s popularity.
Clarke who signed for the project when she was 23, hinted that she was in urgent need of the job and unaware that she would be naked while shooting for the HBO drama. The British actress played Daenerys Targaryenm on the show and featured in multiple sexually explicit scenes.
Speaking on the Dax Shepard’s podcast Armchair Expert, she agreed filming nude was often “terrifying”.
Though arguable that Clarke signed up for the job and was not forced to take up the role, but it was only at the time of reading scripts that she discovered about shooting nude.
“But 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 going to make sense of it and that’s what I’m going to do and everything’s going to be cool,” she said while explaining her reaction after reading the script.
Landing from a completely different background, Emilia Clarke revealed that she had been on a film set only twice before, and all of a sudden she had to be nude on Game of Thrones’ set.
“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,” Clarke said.
However, she did thank her co-star and on-screen husband Jason Momoa for protecting and helping her throughout the difficult phases of the season. Besides, speaking on the podcast, Shepard mentioned of the infamous scene from season one, where Momoa’s character, Khal Drogo, “virtually rapes” Daenerys on their wedding night.
Emilia Clarke responding to which said, Jason Momoa cried more than she did while filming the scene. She added, it is only now that she had realized how fortunate she was with that, because the filming could have “gone many, many, many different ways”.
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