Speaking to Dax Shepard for his Armchair Expert podcast this week, Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke pulled the curtain back on what filming nude scenes as Daenerys Targaryen for the show was actually like—especially in the first season, when nudity was a main attraction. But she "came to terms with that" before arriving on the set. As a newcomer in the industry and recent drama school graduate, Clarke said she didn't feel she was in the place to make complaints or demands. Clarke found comfort in filming with costar and on-screen husband Jason Momoa Khal Drogo , who had more experience on film sets and taught her how she should or shouldn't be treated. Years after GoT 's first season in , Clarke said the way nudity is approached on sets now is "very, very, very, different" and that she's "a lot more savvy" about expressing what she's comfortable with doing on camera.
'Game of Thrones': Nikolaj Coster-Waldau calls Emilia Clarke sex scene degrading
Subscriber Account active since. In an interview with The Times of London , the "Game of Thrones" actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau said the season-one sex scene Emilia Clarke had to shoot was "tough and degrading" for her to play. Coster-Waldau, who is promoting his new movie "The Silencing," agreed that Daenerys' eventual rise to power displayed how the show changed its treatment toward women but said: "It's also in the books. The actor added that many women in the show were in positions of power. One of these women was his on-screen sister and lover, Cersei Lannister, played by Lena Headey. And you could argue that the way those two women turned out was because of being raised in this horrific way.
Emilia Clarke: Game of Thrones nude scenes were 'terrifying'
Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke says she found the nude scenes "hard". Speaking on actor Dax Shepard's podcast , she says she would "cry in the bathroom" before certain scenes - but adds this would have happened "whether there was nudity or not". She thinks it was necessary for the story - but that the show would be "very different" if it was made today. Everything's going to be cool. She added: "I'd been on a film set twice before then and I'm now on a film set completely naked with all of these people, and I don't know what I'm meant to do.
Imagine you're a year-old actress reporting to set for your first- ever major role. Your character's debut scene? Stripping down naked, getting into a bathtub, and preparing to marry a gruff, gigantic stranger. That was the situation Emilia Clarke found herself in after being cast as Game of Thrones ' Danaerys Targaryen back in