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Emilia Clarke Pressured To Do Nude Scenes After "Terrifying" 'Game of Thrones' Experience

Emilia Clarke was pressured to do nude scenes after "terrifying" 'Game of Thrones' experience
November 20, 2019 - 19:31 / Laura Pérez

Emilia Clarke is best known for playing "Daenerys Targaryen" on Game of Thrones. The 33-year-old actress just opened up about how she struggled on the set of the show, where she felt pressured to do nude scenes. Read the full story here!

33-year-old actress Emilia Clarke aka "Daenerys Targaryen" on Game of Thronesopened up about how she struggled with certain situations while portraying her character in the legendary show.

During an interview on Armchair Expert, she revealed she was new in Hollywood when she got her role in GoTand that is why she agreed to do extensive nude scenes. Clarke admitted to feeling pressured and floating through the first season, "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,'" she explained. 

Emilia Clarke at the 'Last Christmas' Premiere in London, 2019

Emilia Clarke says her Game of Thrones experience was "terrifying"

Clarke revealed that filming nude scenes on the Game of Thrones set was "terrifying" but ended up doing it anyway. "I have that imposter syndrome times a million, so whatever I’m feeling is wrong. I’m going to go cry in the bathroom and I’m going to come back and we’re going to do the scene and it will be completely fine," she explained.

Emilia Clarke said that after her "terrifying" Game of Thrones experience, she has also been pressured to do nude scenes on other projects, however, now she knows it is okay to say no. "Now things are very, very, very different and I’m a lot more savvy with what I’m comfortable with and what I am okay with doing,” she said. 

The English actress recently starred in the 2019 films Above Suspicion and Last Christmasas "Susan" and "Kate," respectively.

Emilia Clarke at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Hollywood Reporter Celebration of the 2020 Golden Globe Awards Season, West Hollywood, California, 2019