Emilia Clarke pressured to do nude scenes after bosses told her she'd 'disappoint' GoT fans
Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has recently opened up about her early acting career and the pressure to shoot nude scenes within the film and television industry.
Clarke has not only revealed that several bosses urged her to bare all to avoid disappointing GoT fans, but also that her on-screen husband Jason Momoa helped to support her in moments she felt uncomfortable.
Speaking candidly about her early experiences with nude scenes while on Dax Shepard’s podcast Armchair Expert, Clarke revealed how she has come to blows while on set:
"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*** you.'"
Check out this BTS moment Kit Harrington gagged kissing Emilia Clarke. You know nothing, Jon Snow:
Per The Independent, Clarke also revealed that she felt overwhelmed by the "f**k ton of nudity" featured in the first season of Game of Thrones:
"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. [...]"
She continued: "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."
Related - Jason Mamoa recently came under fire for posting a video with a huge bear:
Clarke did reveal that Aquaman star Jason Momoa - who played her on-screen husband Khal Drogo - helped to make her realize that she could set her own rules about how much flesh she was happy to show:
"It was definitely hard. Which is why the scenes, when I got to do them with Jason, were wonderful, because he was like, 'No, sweetie, this isn’t okay.' And I was like, 'Ohhhh.'"
And finally, check out Clarke's amazing reaction when a mascot dropped a cup of coffee in front of her: