- Emilia Clarke shared how she felt pressured about the many nude scenes in Game of Thrones.
- The actress opened up on Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert podcast.
- Emilia says she pushed back with support from co-star Jason Momoa.
Emilia Clarke just opened up about doing many nude scenes on Game of Thrones in a new interview with Dax Shepard on his “Armchair Expert” podcast. The actress says she joined the show right out of school and didn't know what to expect on set.
“I’d come fresh from drama school, and I was like, ‘Approach this as a job.’ If it’s in the script then it’s clearly needed, this is what this is and I’m gonna make sense of it,” the Last Christmas actress told the Bless This Mess actor. “I’m floating through this first season and I have no idea what I’m doing, I have no idea what any of this is. I’ve never been on a film set like this before, I’d been on a film set twice before then, and I’m now on a film set completely naked with all of these people, and I don’t know what I’m meant to do and I don’t know what’s expected of me.”
Emilia's co-star Jason Momoa, who was also often in her scenes, encouraged her to push back on the number of nude scenes. “He was like, ‘No sweetie, this isn’t okay,'” she said. Jason's support and additional experience on set helped her set boundaries with what she was comfortable with. “Now things are very, very, very different, and I’m a lot more savvy about what I’m comfortable with and what I’m okay with doing,” she told Dax.
"I’ve had fights on set before where I’m like, ‘No, the sheet stays up,’ and they’re like, ‘You don’t wanna disappoint your Game of Thrones fans. And I’m like, ‘F*ck you.’" Emilia recalled. "…I feel like I’ve seen enough now to know what is actually needed. I was also, little did I know, protected by the show in terms of the storytelling being at a very high level and people they were hiring being at a very high level.”
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