Monday, April 18, 2016


  With the sixth season of the medieval fantasy hit show Game of Thrones about to begin, Emilia Clarke, who stars as the white-haired princess Daenerys Targaryen, has been giving promotional interviews with a stern warning from her mother fixed firmly in her mind. 

  "She said to me: 'Don't talk about the penises,'" Emilia tells me with a laugh. "That quote about penises is following me."  

    It was on the Graham Norton Show that she talked about the scene in which Jason Momoa's character Khal Drogo raped her character, Daenerys.

Emilia as Daenerys Targaryen
  "Obviously there's nudity so you try and lighten the mood," she said. She related to the audience how Jason put a pink fluffy sock over his manhood and then blurted out, without thinking: "It's huge and it's pink!"   
    The London-born 28-year-old  Emilia doesn't flinch from appearing nude on screen and she stripped down in the very first Game of Thrones episode and famously walked out of a fire wearing nothing but her newborn dragons. She also had a nude scene in her 2013 Broadway debut in Breakfast at Tiffany's when audience members infamously took photos of her during the show, causing the theatre to beef up security.

   But she turned down the role of Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey after discussions with director Sam Taylor Johnson. "I'd done nudity before and was concerned with being labelled for doing it again," she says. The role eventually went to Dakota Johnson.

  Nowadays Emilia keeps her nudity to a minimum. While there are fully naked women acting as background decoration on Game of Thrones,  Daenerys can chastely clutch a sheet over her breasts after sex.

  “There are other women who remove items of clothing on our show, so they’ve kind of got my nipple count down now,” she jokes.
   We talk in the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills the morning after the glittering gala premiere of Season Six of Game of Thrones.

  It is a struggle for her but Emilia is under strict instructions not to discuss what happens in the new season because it is the only one not based on the books of George R.R. Martin.

  "There are no more books so this is unchartered territory--brand spanking new information which is why everyone has to be so much more discreet," she says. "In previous seasons you could ask someone who read the books what happens and they would tell you.

  "It's so hard keeping quiet because all you want to do is scream it from the rooftops and all HBO want you to do is not scream it from the rooftops," she laughs. 


  1. Penises? Really? Yawn

  2. whats there to yawn about penises?

    1. penes, half the planet has them, big f deal.



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