Emilia Clarke Says She Was Drunk And Photoshopped For ‘Esquire’ Photo Shoot

Emilia Clarke has revealed she was drunk doing her sexy Esquire magazine photo shoot, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. On top of that, the Game of Thrones actress was Photoshopped to be featured on the November 2015 cover of the magazine.

Emilia Clarke, who is best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen on HBO’s Game of Thrones, was photographed resting on a bed completely naked, with a tiny piece of bedsheet covering her behind.

In the photoshoot, Emilia Clarke has her brunette hair tousled while seductively looking into the camera. And Clarke herself revealed that photographers needed to get the actress drunk to achieve such a look.

During her guest appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show last month, Emilia Clarke said it was “a funny” photoshoot, explaining that appearing – naked not as her Game of Thrones character but as herself – is tough, which is why she needed alcohol to loosen up.

“Doing those kind of sex scenes on camera is one thing, but doing it as yourself, I need alcohol to do. They [the crew] just kept giving me vodka. That’s me drunk. That’s me Photoshopped and drunk!”

Emilia Clarke, the actress of the HBO show that is known for its rather explicit depiction of sex scenes, has had quite a few nude scenes in the show based on George R.R. Martin’s book Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones has been heavily criticized for not making its male actors strip off as much as female actresses. But The Sydney Morning Herald reported that in her interview with Glamour magazine, Emilia Clarke disagrees with the claim that the HBO show features not enough nude male actors, recalling the scene when her character Daenerys Targaryen lost her virginity.

“I want to bring your memory back to Mr. Michiel Huisman and I copulating for the first time, which began with me saying, ‘Take off your clothes,’ and then you got to see his perfect bottom.”

And it appears that Emilia Clarke is quite naughty herself! In the same interview with Glamour, the Game of Thrones actress said she would like to see “close-ups” of penises.

“And bring back all the pretty boys, get them to take their trousers down, and be like, ‘I’m now the queen of everything! I’d like close-ups of all the boys’ penises, please’.”

Emilia Clarke has recently written via her Instagram account that she is happy that magazines make her look “at least 55,000 times better” than she does in real life, according to E! Online. The actress was referring to her latest photoshoot for Australia’s Vogue magazine. The Game of Thrones actress was also featured on the cover of the magazine.

In Vogue‘s cover story, Emilia Clarke revealed a few things about her work on the HBO show, of which Season 6 is well underway. In particular, the 29-year-old actress revealed she was afraid she could “f*** up” her role in the first couple of years.

On top of that, Emilia Clarke revealed she could feel “a kind of personal intensity” that put a large amount of pressure on her because she was playing a character that was already loved by so many people around the world who had read the books.

Emilia Clarke, who was named Sexiest Woman Alive by Esquire in November last year, complained that only “diehard fans” recognize her in real life. In fact, Clarke has even been asked to take photos of her Game of Thrones co-stars walking down the street.

“If I’m walking down the street with Kit [Harington] or Gwen [Christie] or anyone from the show, fans will be like: ‘Can you just take a picture of us please?’ And I’m like: ‘Sure, I can.’”

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