Emilia Clarke turned down 'Fifty Shades of Grey' after frustration over 'Game of Thrones' nudity
If there's one thing Game of Thrones has a reputation for (other than the egregious death count that is) its the copious amounts of nudity. Seriously, it feels as though you couldn't go two minutes in Westeros without seeing a flash of nipple or something.
Apparently, the cast was pretty sick of it, especially Daenerys Targaryen's actress Emilia Clarke, who recently revealed that she turned down the lead role in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie because she was so disillusioned with it. Emilia went nude several times in the first season of Game of Thrones, but eventually felt as though it was all she was ever asked about as an actress.
Check out this hilarious video of Emilia recreating stock photos below:
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter during an actress roundtable, Emilia stated: "Well, Sam [Taylor-Johnson, the director] is a magician. I love her, and I thought her vision was beautiful. But the last time that I was naked on camera was a long time ago, and yet it is the only question that I ever get asked because I am a woman, and it’s annoying as hell and I’m sick and tired of it because I did it for the character - I didn’t do it so some guy could check out my t*ts, for God’s sake."
She added: "I was like, 'I can’t.' I did a minimal amount and I’m pigeonholed for life, so me saying yes to that, where the entire thing is about sensuality and sex and being naked and all of that stuff. I was just like, 'No way am I going to voluntarily walk into that situation and then never be able to look someone in the eye and be like, ‘No, you can’t keep asking me this question.'
The part of Anastasia Steele ended up going to Dakota Johnson, but it's strange to think that in an alternate reality, Emilia would be the lead in an S&M movie.