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Emilia Clarke Thrust Into On-Screen Nudity Debate By Tabloid Report

Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen on the hit HBO show 'Game of Thrones," felt a need to correct a tabloid report about on-screen nudity (Photo: Getty)

Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen on the hit HBO show ‘Game of Thrones,” felt a need to correct a tabloid report about on-screen nudity (Photo: Getty)

Emilia Clarke was forced to jump into the debate about on-screen nudity to correct what she claimed was a misleading tabloid report. She’s appeared nude frequently as Daenerys Targaryen on the hit HBO show “Game of Thrones” and is basically cool with it.

Clarke, 28, issued a lengthy statement via her Instagram account to set the record straight.


Click Here to See a Compilation of Emilia’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Nude Scenes (nsfw)


“In drama, if a nude scene forwards a story or is shot in a way that adds insight into characters, I’m perfectly fine with it,” she wrote.

But that’s not how she came across in a report in London’s Daily Mail.

Reporter Sebastian Shakespeare quote her saying: “I’m British, so I cringe at that sort of thing anyway — I can’t stand it.”

“I don’t want to have sex thrown in my face and I’ve always thought the suggestion is so much more titillating than the act itself,” she reportedly added. “Most sex scenes you see in films or on TV are gratuitous and they’re usually just to attract an audience.”

But today (Sept. 16) she put a different spin on her comments. “I was followed into a party by a journalist who asked me a question about female empowerment and then quoted me entirely out of context for an outlet I didn’t agree to speak with,” she wrote.

“If it’s gratuitous for gratuitous sake, then I will discuss with a director on how to make it more subtle. In either case, like a good Mother of Dragons, I’m always in control,” Clarke wrote.

Clarke’s character has been naked, typically from the waist up in numerous episodes. She reportedly told the show’s director two years ago that she refused to appear in future nude scenes, according to her co-star Oona Chaplin.

She reportedly said she “wanted to be known for my acting, not my breasts.”

Check out her full statement:

I was followed into a party by a journalist who asked me a question about female empowerment and then quoted me entirely out of context for an outlet I didn’t agree to speak with. So I feel now, with the beauty of Instagram I should clarify my statements, if for nothing else than for posterity. In drama, if a nude scene forwards a story or is shot in a way that adds insight into characters, I’m perfectly fine with it. Sometimes explicit scenes are required and make sense for the characters/story, as they do in Westeros. If it’s gratuitous for gratuitous sake, then I will discuss with a director on how to make it more subtle. In either case, like a good Mother of Dragons, I’m always in control.

To see a compilation of her “Game of Thrones” nude scenes click here.

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