‘Game of Thrones’ Star Emilia Clarke Clarifies Sex Scene Comments Taken ‘Entirely Out of Context’

“In drama, if a nude scene forwards a story or is shot in a way that adds insight into characters, I’m perfectly fine with it,” actress says

Last Updated: September 16, 2015 @ 10:07 AM

“Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke has clarified her headline-grabbing comments on sex scenes, saying that she was taken “entirely out of context” and that she’s “perfectly fine” with nude scenes if they’re done properly.

Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen on HBO’s nude-happy fantasy drama, cleared the air via Instagram, writing, “I was followed into a party by a journalist who asked me a question about female empowerment and then quoted me entirely out of context for an outlet I didn’t agree to speak with.”

The actress went on to say, “In drama, if a nude scene forwards a story or is shot in a way that adds insight into characters, I’m perfectly fine with it. Sometimes explicit scenes are required and make sense for the characters/story, as they do in Westeros.”

Clarke went on to note that, if it seems that a scene is gratuitous, she will “discuss with a director on how to make it more subtle.”

“In either case, like a good Mother of Dragons, I’m always in control,” Clarke continued.

The actress made her comments in an interview with the Daily Mail, noting, “Sex scenes should be more subtle,” Clarke said. “I’m British, so I cringe at that sort of thing anyway — I can’t stand it.”

Read Clarke’s full post, in her own context, below.

I was followed into a party by a journalist who asked me a question about female empowerment and then quoted me entirely out of context for an outlet I didn’t agree to speak with. So I feel now, with the beauty of Instagram I should clarify my statements, if for nothing else than for posterity. In drama, if a nude scene forwards a story or is shot in a way that adds insight into characters, I’m perfectly fine with it. Sometimes explicit scenes are required and make sense for the characters/story, as they do in Westeros. If it’s gratuitous for gratuitous sake, then I will discuss with a director on how to make it more subtle. In either case, like a good Mother of Dragons, I’m always in control. #dracarys #bodiesmaybetemplesbutmindsarewhatmatter #MODforreal

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