Emilia Clarke is whats everyone’s talking about due to the turn of her character and what her ultimate fate was in Game of Thrones. She played Daenerys Targaryen in the hit HBO show over all eight seasons and she would rather be remembered for her strong character and of course, with her clothes on. Not many know that Clarke was actually offered the lead role in 2015’s Fifty Shades of Grey, which is an adaptation of the best selling BDSM romance novel by E.L. James, but she chose to turn it down.
Why Did Emilia Clarke Turn Down The Lead Role In Fifty Shades Of Grey?
When she was asked about her decision in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, her response indicated that her final decision has more to do with the film’s subject matter rather than the people involved. She said:
“Well, Sam [Taylor-Johnson, the director of Fifty Shades] is a magician. I love her and I thought her vision was beautiful. But the last time that I was naked on camera [Game of Thrones] was a long time ago, and yet it is the only question that I ever get asked because I am a woman. And it’s annoying as hell and I’m sick and tired of it because I did it for the character- I didn’t do it so some guy could check out my tits, for God’s sake.”
Daenerys appeared naked because her clothes had been burned off in her husband’s funeral pyre, which she walked into and emerged unscathed with three hatchling dragons: a scene with no sexual undertones, unlike the nudity in Fifty Shades. Clarke went on explain that:
“I did a minimal amount and I’m pigeonholed for life, so me saying yes to that, where the entire thing is about sensuality and sex and being naked and all of that stuff, I was just like- ‘No way am I going to voluntarily walk into that situation and then never be able to look someone in the eye and be like- ‘No, you can’t keep asking me this question.'”