“Game of Thrones” beauty Emilia Clarke says there should be as much male nudity on her hit HBO show as there is female nakedness.
Emilia, who plays Daenerys Targaryen, has done numerous scenes on “Game of Thrones.” She said it’s time for the show to invite male cast members to the party (see video).
“I feel like there’s a little bit of inequality between the amount of what happens with women – this woman in particular – and what happens with the guys,” Clarke told James Corden on the Late Late Show. “I just think that it should be even.”
“Game of Thrones” has been slammed by TV critics and women’s groups for seemingly gratuitous scenes, which some complain is done purely for ratings.
That said, there is plenty of male bareness on the show in addition to countless scenes that use real adult stars like Sahara Knite, who plays prostitute Armeca (see photo below).
There’s no denying that over-the-top scenes are part of GOT’s tremendous popularity, especially among men.
Lena Headey, who plays Queen Cersei Lannister, recently slammed trolls who reverse shamed her for using a body double for Cersei’s Walk of Shame, as Celebrity Health Fitness has reported.
Headey, who was pregnant when the scene was shot, said she was “shocked” how negatively fans reacted to her use of a body double.
“Some people thought I was less of an actress because I didn’t get myself out,” said Lena. “It was really a bit shocking. I’ve done it. I’m not averse to it.”
Game of Thrones producers used CGI (computer-generated imagery) to digitally place Headey’s face on top of body double Rebecca Van Cleave’s naked physique.
In the scene, a humiliated Cersei is forced to walk through the streets of King’s Landing to atone for her crimes (see NSFW video starting at 2:06).
When asked how the humiliating scene affected her character, Headey said it has only made Cersei even more dangerous and vindictive.
“I don’t think she’s found any humility,” said Lena. “She’s even more self-preservatory. She can’t believe that happened to her, of all people. It’s fueled her desire for power and her desperation to prove that she’s somebody worth considering.”
“Game of Thrones” is based on the bestselling novel series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, who’s a producer, creative consultant and scriptwriter on the hit HBO television series.
Season 6 of Game of Thrones airs Sundays on HBO.
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