Emilia Clarke Talks About The Pressure To Do Nude Scenes In Game Of Thrones

It’s undeniable that Game Of Thrones is a massive pop culture phenomenon. As a tvshow it has surpassed the likes of shows like Big Bang Theory in terms of worldwide popularity. But it’s undeniable that the show had some elements which polarized even fans of the show. One of this were the nudity and explicit sex scenes. But what fans of the show might not know about is just how much pressure this put on the actors. Especially Emilia Clarke.

Emilia Clarke Talks About The Pressure To Do Nude Scenes

Emilia Clarke felt like she should approach the nudity like it was just a job. Pic courtesy: dailymail.co.uk

Emilia Clarke felt like she should approach the nudity like it was just a job. Pic courtesy: dailymail.co.uk

Emilia Clarke played Daenerys Targaryen in the hit HBO fantasy show. She recently appeared on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast. There she spoke about how she felt when she had to strip down in the early season’s of Game Of Thrones. She said:

“I’m a lot more savvy [now] with what I’m comfortable with, and what I am okay with doing. I have had fights onset before when I am like, ‘No, sheet stays up.’ And they are like ‘You don’t want to disappoint your Game of Thrones fans.’ And I’m like ‘F— you.’ “

But the above revelation isn’t the only surprising thing that was revealed in the interview. Emilia also said that she actually hadn’t even been told that there would be so much nudity and that she would have to strip down that much. She said:

“Obviously I took the job and they sent me the scripts. I was reading them, and I was like ‘Oh, there’s the catch. Okay, all right then.’ But I came fresh from drama school, and I was like, ‘Approach this like a job. If it’s in the script, it’s clearly needed, then this is what this is, and I’m going to make sense of it, and this is my job, and that’s what I’m going to do, and everything is going to be cool.’ “

Jason Momoa Helped Her Stand Up For Herself

Emilia Clarke credits Jason Momoa for helping her stand up for herself. Pic courtesy: dailymail.co.uk

Emilia Clarke credits Jason Momoa for helping her stand up for herself. Pic courtesy: dailymail.co.uk

But Clarke soon understood that the nudity overwhelmed her:

“So, I kind of came to terms with that beforehand. Going into doing it, I was in such another world of like, I’m floating through this first season. I have no idea what I’m doing. I have no idea what any of this is, I have never been on a film set like this before. I’ve been on a film set twice before then, and now I’m on a film set completely naked and I don’t know what to do and I don’t know what’s expected of me.”

Clarke also praised Jason Momoa, who played her on-screen husband for helping her stand up for herself when she felt uncomfortable about the scenes. She said:

“It was definitely hard, which is why the scenes when I got to do them with Jason were wonderful because he was like,, ‘No, sweetie, this isn’t okay.’ And I was like ‘oh.’ “

This isn’t the first time Emilia Clarke has talked about how uncomfortable she felt doing the sex scenes. She has even said that she didn’t sign on for Fifty Shades of Grey because of that. But the bottom line is that this kind of pressure on Emilia is

You can know more about how Clarke felt doing those nudity scenes on Game Of Thrones below:

(Source: comicbook.com and gadgets.ndtv.com)

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