(Spoiler alert: Do not keep reading if you did not see Sunday’s episode of “Game of Thrones”)
Emilia Clarke bared her body again on “Game of Thrones” Sunday night, and wants everyone to know it was hers, not a body double.
“I’d like to remind people the last time I took my clothes off was Season 3,” the actress told Entertainment Weekly. “That was awhile ago. It’s now Season 6. But this is all me, all proud, all strong. I’m just feeling genuinely happy I said ‘Yes.’ That ain’t no body double!”
The actress has spoken out against “gratuitous” TV sex scenes in the past, but Sunday’s display of skin wasn’t the least bit sexual, and was part of a triumphant moment for her character, Daenerys Targaryen.
She is taken before the great Khals of the Dothraki, who are to decide her fate. But rather than let these men dictate her future, she traps them in the temple of the Dosh Khaleen and sets it on fire — with herself inside — and then walks out of the inferno unscathed as the Khals burn to death.
“It’s so exciting, very tingly-making,” Clarke said. “Every season I get at least one spine-chilling moment. I just stand up and I go, ‘I’m hearing what you’re all saying, but funny thing, I’m going to kill you all. I forgot that I have an ace in my back pocket and now I win.'”
After walking out of the fire, all of the Dothraki bow down to Daenerys as their presumptive new ruler. “She realizes that this is the missing piece,” Clarke said. “The Dothraki are the missing piece of her crew. She’s seemingly indestructible having Dothraki on her side.”