Emilia Clarke, 28, plays Daenerys Targaryen in the popular HBO series, Game of Thrones. Especially in the first season, the scenes Clarke has been involved in have been very graphic and violent in nature. Emilia is now speaking out that she doesn’t approve of these raunchy scenes and would rather not do them at all.
Clarke told the Daily Mail that she feels the vulgar scenes are just unnecessary fluff and are only meant to get more viewers for the program.
“Most sex scenes you see in films or on TV are gratuitous and they’re usually just to attract an audience.”
Emilia reveals that she doesn’t approve of the indecent and racy segments on the TV show. She thinks that the blatant display of sexual acts is too erotic for an on-screen sequence. Clarke believes that segments with a more suggestive nature rather than outright and flagrantly performing the acts on camera can be a lot more thrilling and makes for a better show.
“Sex scenes should be more subtle. 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.”
It seems that Clarke has always felt this way about crude and obscene performances on television. Co-star Oona Chaplin reportedly outed that Emilia confronted the show’s bigwigs about the amount of nude and naughty sequences she had been involved with on the show. Emilia said enough is enough, and she refused to do them anymore. Apparently, Clarke told them that she “wanted to be known for my acting, not my breasts.” It must have worked because Clarke has not been involved in anymore on-screen performances parading nudity or overly-sexual content.
Clarke said that it’s in her nature to be uncomfortable with the more graphic content and that for her, it’s pretty unbearable. Considering the amount of nudity and explicit material her character has partaken in, it’s a wonder that Emilia made it this far into the show, much less the first season. There were multiple times when Clarke was seen completely nude or had to act out sexually candid and explicit material with her co-stars. Emilia reveals that she has always had a problem with it.
“I’m British, so I cringe at that sort of thing anyway — I can’t stand it.”
It’s doubtful that the HBO show Game of Thrones, which is known for its graphic and uncensored material, will completely discontinue the sex scenes, but maybe for the sake of Emilia Clarke, it will become a little more watered down.
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