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Emilia Clarke Admits She Had Numerous 'Fights' With GOT Show Bosses Over Nude Scenes

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

02:43 19 Nov 2019


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Emilia Clarke on Game of Thrones nude scenes

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke opens up about the fights she's had with show bosses over nude scenes.

She reveals all in an interview with Dax Shepard on his podcast Armchair Expert this week.

"I’m a lot more savvy [now] with what I’m comfortable with."

Emilia played Daenerys Targaryen in the hit series which saw her strip down for certain scenes.

She tells 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**k you.""

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She says the nude scenes were 'overwhelming'

Emilia was 23-years-old when she started filming Game of Thrones season one.

The actress admits the amount of nudity in the first season was, "overwhelming."

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"I took the job and then they sent me the scripts and I was reading them, and I was, like, "Oh, there’s the catch!""

"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 gonna make sense of it. Everything’s gonna be cool."

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She explains further, "So I came to terms with that beforehand, but then going in and doing it…"

"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, and I don’t know what you want and I don’t know what I want."

 

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Coping with the stress

Emilia admits she had her own way of coping with the stress that came with filming these scenes.

"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..."

"Whatever I’m feeling is wrong, I’m gonna cry in the bathroom and then I’m gonna come back and we’re gonna do the scene and it’s gonna be completely fine."

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Jason Momoa's character Khal Drogo played Emilia's lover on the show.

She says he only ever encouraged her to do what she felt comfortable with.

"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, "Ohhhh.""

 

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