Emilia Clarke said alcohol gave her the courage she needed to go bare in a scene on season 6 of “Game of Thrones,” when Daenerys emerges unscathed from a burning hut (see video).
Emilia, who had originally signed a no-bare clause, has since done lots of nude scenes on Game of Thrones, but felt empowered by her latest one.
“All I needed was vodka and some flattering lighting and I was ready,” Clarke told the Sun. “It was just a wonderful, strong moment I wanted to own, a real empowering, girl-power wow scene.”
While Clarke gets self-conscious about being naked on film (as any actor does), she thought being bare was appropriate in this particular scene, where Daenerys destroys her enemies.
“I was so thrilled with it,” said Emilia. “It’s not a sexy scene. She’s not naked for no reason. It’s not gratuitous. She’s naked because she just destroyed her enemies in this almighty blaze after they underestimated her.”
Clarke recently declared there should be as much male bareness on GOT as there is female nakedness.
“I feel like there’s a little bit of inequality between the amount of bareness that happens with women – this woman in particular – and what happens with the guys,” Emilia laughed. “I just think that it should be even. Free the penis!”
“Game of Thrones” has been slammed by TV critics and women’s groups for its gratuitous nude and sex scenes, which some complain is done purely for titillation and ratings.
Emilia Clarke stopped Googling herself after being ruthlessly fat-shamed after her numerous buff scenes in “Game of Thrones,” as Celebrity Health Fitness has reported.
“I remember when everything first kicked off, I Googled myself,” said Clarke. “But never again. It just takes that one person who says: ‘She’s a fat b*tch,’ and you’re like: “I’m a fat b*tch!”
“Game of Thrones” is based on the bestselling book 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 show.
Season 6 of “Game of Thrones” airs Sundays on HBO.