Emilia Clarke reveals she doesn’t regret her racy nude Game of Thrones scenes… as the show gears up for its eighth and final series
The actress, 32, who plays the fierce Daenerys Targaryen, was handed more sex scenes than any other character in season one of the popular television series.
But despite her image now being featured on porn sites, Emilia told The Sun there is ‘not one part of the show I would go back and redo’.
No regret: Emilia Clarke, who plays the fierce Daenerys Targaryen, was handed more sex scenes than any other character in season one of the popular television series
She told the publication: ‘People ask me the nudity question all the time. But the short answer is no, I would never change anything. You had to see those sex scenes, as they couldn’t just be explained.’
But the Mother of Dragons, who is now said to be worth a massive £9.7 million ($13 million), did receive some backlash for the raunchy scenes.
Feminist critics hit out at Emilia for one particular moment in season six of the show where Daenerys’ clothes were burned off as she emerged from a fire.
In the nude: Despite her image now being featured on porn websites, Emilia, 32, said there is ‘not one part of the show I would go back and redo’
But the actress said she was trying to portray her character as ‘strong’ and ’empowered’ in the controversial scene.
‘I just wanted to come out and do an empowered scene that wasn’t sexual — it was naked, but it was strong,’ she said.
‘I get a lot of c*** for having done nude scenes and sex scenes. That, in itself, is so anti-feminist. Women hating on other women is just the problem. That’s upsetting.’
Emilia confessed that she worried she would become ‘pigeonholed’ in one particular role after appearing nude in the epic drama.
Emilia said: ‘People ask me the nudity question all the time. But the short answer is no, I would never change anything…’
Emilia was named Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive in 2015 – and turned down the role of Anastasia Steele in 2015’s scandalous film Fifty Shades of Grey.
The actress shot to fame in 2011 after she replaced Tamzin Merchant as the platinum-haired Targaryen princess.
Her character has since undergone some dramatic plotlines – including an arranged marriage to Dothraki chieftain Khal Drogo, played by Jason Momoa, and the tense Liberation of Slaver’s Bay.
She was last seen in a scandalous scene with Jon Snow, played by Kit Harrington, in the final episode of season seven.
Emilia’s comments come just a month ahead of the premiere of the eighth and final series of Game of Thrones on April 14.
The end: Emilia’s comments come just a month before the premiere of the eighth and final series on April 14 (Kit Harrington and Emilia Clarke pictured in Game of Thrones)