British actress Emilia Clarke, best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in the hit fantasy series "Game of Thrones", recently shared that she was initially terrified of filming s*x scenes. At the young age of 23, Clarke had just graduated from acting school and was thrown into the spotlight as the main actress of the globally popular show.
While she was excited for the opportunity, the pressure and unfamiliarity of being on a major film set was overwhelming at times. One aspect that particularly caused her anxiety was the requirement to film intiate and potentially vulnerable scenes, such as s*x scenes.
Clarke admitted that she didn't know what to do or how to act in these types of scenes, and the thought of stripping n*ked in front of a large crew and potentially millions of viewers was daunting.
Criticism of Physical Appearance
“I’m a lot more savvy [now] with what I’m comfortable with, and what I am okay with doing,” she tells Shepard and Padman.
“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.’ And I’m like, ‘F*** you.'
” Also, she admitted that she didn't know there would be so much nudity before accepting the role. “The reason why I don’t Google myself,” Clarke confides, “was because after I did Season 1, I just saw the articles about how fat my ass was, why would a girl do this…and I’m like, ‘you know what? I’m a kid, man!
Cut me some goddamn slack”. She also mentioned the actor Jason Momoa, with whom she was in an explicit scene when his character Khal Drogo rapes Daenerys Targaryen. She pointed out how gentle and professional the actor was towards her and that his protection helped her a lot during filming.
“He cried more than me. I'm only now realizing how lucky I was because it could have turned out in many, many, many different ways,” she said.