‘Game of Thrones’ star Emilia Clarke defends her racy nude scenes, says ‘It’s a part of life’

The Mother of Dragons obviously isn’t interested in what critics have to say about her sex scenes.

Emilia Clarke, who stars as the platinum-hued Daenerys Targaryen in HBO’s hit fantasy drama “Game of Thrones,” has no qualms about going nude or even filming a raunchy moment for the show. In fact, the British actress can’t understand why it’s such a big deal for everyone else.

“I’m starting to get really annoyed about this stuff now because people say, ‘Oh, yeah, all the porn sites went down when ‘Game of Thrones’ came back on… There are so many shows centered around this very true fact that people reproduce,” the 31-year-old told Harper’s BAZAAR for its December/January 2018 issue.

“People f—k for pleasure – it’s a part of life,” Clarke added.

Clarke insisted she didn’t possess the “right look” as a typical star, which only motivated her to pursue challenging characters who aren’t afraid to raise some eyebrows along the way. “It pushed me into another casting type; forced me to be an actor,” explained Clarke. “Instead of playing Juliet and doing the light, airy stuff, I would be the granny who cracks wise, or a down-and-out hooker who has seen better days.”

And so far, it’s working. Since “Game of Thrones” premiered in 2011, she’s on her way to participating in movies that further ensure her status as an A-lister. Her next role is that of Kira in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” which is set to premiere in 2018.
It’s no wonder Clarke isn’t in a hurry to fine “the one.”


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