Emilia Clarke says she was told she'd 'disappoint' GOT fans if she didn't do nude scenes
“I’m a lot more savvy with what I’m comfortable with, and what I am okay with doing."
Emilia Clarke said she was told she would "disappoint" Game of Thrones fans if she didn't do nude scenes.
The actor, who played Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series since 2011, said that she was often pressured into performing nude in the early seasons of the show despite being incredibly uncomfortable.
She told The Independent that she didn't have much experiencing acting, so she thought there was no other option.
“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,'" she said. And I’m like, ‘F**k you.’”
"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.
“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 (...) 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."
Clarke said that she whether she was asked to preform nude or not, she knew that she would have spent the entire first season of Game of Thrones "thinking I’m not worthy of requiring anything, I’m not worthy of needing anything at all."
"Whatever I’m feeling is wrong," she said. "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."
Clarke is currently starring in holiday film, Last Christmas. It's in cinemas now.