Emilia Clarke famously bared all early on in HBO’s Game of Thrones, but she recently opened up about turning down the role of Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey for the same reason.
The 32 year old actress was part of The Hollywood Reporter’s Drama Actress roundtable, with Michelle Williams Patricia Arquette, Christine Baranski, Danai Gurira and Niecy Nash, where she was asked about turning down the Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation.
While she praised director Sam Taylor-Johnson, calling her a ‘magician,’ she simply did not want to get naked on camera again.
‘Well, Sam [Taylor-Johnson, the director] is a magician. I love her, and I thought her vision was beautiful. But the last time that I was naked on camera on [Game of Thrones] was a long time ago, and yet it is the only question that I ever get asked because I am a woman,’ Clarke said.
‘And it’s annoying as hell and I’m sick and tired of it because I did it for the character — I didn’t do it so some guy could check out my t*ts, for God’s sake,’ Clarke added.
‘So, that coming up, I was like, “I can’t.” I did a minimal amount and I’m pigeonholed for life, so me saying yes to that, where the entire thing is about sensuality and s3x and being naked and all of that stuff,’ she said.
Source: Daily Mail