British actress Emilia Clarke who played Daenerys Targaryen in the popular HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’ has made an astonishing claim about the hit tv show producers.
Emilia, 33, who went nude and simulated sex scenes as Khaleesi in the first episodes of the Tv show, claims she was pressured by her bosses to perform the multiple nude scenes because according to her bosses she would be disappointing a lot of fans if she didn’t do them. She said she had to rely on a lot of alcohol to act those scenes.
In an interview with Dax Shepard on his podcast Armchair Expert, the actress said she hadn’t agreed to the nude scenes in advance but felt she should do it anyway because she was new to the industry.
Emilia said: ‘I’m a lot more savvy [now] with what I’m comfortable with, and what I am okay with doing.
‘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”.
Season one filming began in July 2010, when Emilia was 23 and now admits the amount of nudity in the first season was ‘overwhelming’ and she had relied on alcohol to get through the scenes.
She said: ‘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.’
”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.
‘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.’
In another scene, another of her love interests stripped for the camera, and she praised the show for that, but added that her love interest in season 1, Khal Drogo didn’t strip for the camera but she did..
She added: ‘No, I don’t know why. But I’d like to bring your memory back to Mr. Michiel Huisman and I copulating for the first time, which began with me saying, “Take off your clothes,” and then you got to see his perfect bottom.’
She explained: ‘I love that so many women watch the show. If you look at ‘Game of Thrones’ on face value — blood, t**s, dragons, swearwords — you’re like, “Oh, this must be for guys”.’
‘But if you take that away, the story lines are fascinating depictions of the struggle for power. And women are in on that conversation.’
She said about Khal Drogo: ‘Oh, I did. I saw his member’, she said. ‘But it was covered in a pink fluffy sock. Showing it would make people feel bad. It’s too fabulous.’