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Emilia Clarke Says Game Of Thrones Is Not Just About Nudity

Emilia Clarke Says Game Of Thrones Is Not Just About Nudity

“As for my character, I can count on one hand the amount of times I’ve been naked."

By the time Game of Thrones had reached the third or fourth season, it had gained a reputation for being a show about two things: women's breasts and dragons.

When someone was trying to encourage another person to watch the show, some would use those two aspects to entice them into series, which, to be fair, is about a hell of lot more than that.

Emilia Clarke, who plays the fair haired Daenerys Targaryen, agrees that the show isn't just about nudity, despite stripping off herself.

Speaking to Associated Press, the actor said: "Kit's ass, someone else's ass, my ass, it doesn't matter! It's not what the show is about, it's not what any bit of acting is about.

"As for my character, I can count on one hand the amount of times I've been naked.

"I can talk about the importance of women in this show until the cows come home.

"It has gone a way to changing the landscape of the industry as we see it, which is really vital and really important."

Surprisingly, people have actually done the numbers on how many nude scenes there have been in the show since it debuted in 2011. According to GQ, before the seventh season had premiered there were 71 scenes that included nudity or sex.

That's certainly not a small amount.


But as the show comes to an end after the upcoming eighth instalment, Emilia has ensured that Daenerys isn't too far from her. And no, she wasn't able to steal anything, but it wasn't for a lack of trying.

She told AP: "I tried to throw some things under the wig, hide them in my bag, nothing.

"Apparently the throne itself you can't... I was there pushing it, trying to get it in the car. It didn't fit, so what are you gonna do?"

Instead, she got a tattoo of her three dragons in the series, who are called Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion.


Posting a photo of the ink on Instagram, she wrote: "MOD 4 LYFE!!!! Made sure this mamma ain't NEVER forgetting her babies...."

She then joked that she only briefly passed out in the chair when getting the ink done at Dr Woo's famous tattoo studio in Los Angeles.

According to The Metro, the actress has been planning on the tattoo as a kind of 'peace out' to the show since 2016

It'll be interesting to see whether any of her cast mates follow in her footsteps.

Featured Image Credit: HBO

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Celebrity, Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones