‘Game of Thrones’ Star Emilia Clarke Says Sex-Scene Criticism Is ‘Antifeminist’

“Women hating on other women is just the problem,” actress laments

If you have a problem with Emilia Clarke getting naked and sexy on “Game of Thrones,” you have a problem with women. At least, that’s the word from Clarke herself, who called criticism of her oft-unclothed performances “antifeminist” in a recent interview with Elle.

Discussing a Season 4 scene in which Clarke’s character, Daenerys Targaryen, instructs Daario Naharis (Michiel Huisman), to strip for her, Clarke enthused: “I actually went up to [‘Game of Thrones’ bosses David Benioff and Dan Weiss] and thanked them.

“I was like, ‘That’s a scene I’ve been waiting for!’ Because I get a lot of crap for having done nude scenes and sex scenes. That, in itself, is so antifeminist. Women hating on other women is just the problem.”

“That’s upsetting, so it’s kind of wonderful to have a scene where I was like, ‘There you go!'” Clarke added.

Clarke continued to gush about her scene with Huisman, noting that the clothing-free performance gave her a case of the giggles.

“He has got a cute bod and definitely wasn’t a shy wallflower about it! He didn’t wear a sock. Which was a surprise. David and Dan were like, ‘You need to pull yourself together. Daenerys would not be cracking up like this.’ Not very queenly.”

Read the rest of Clarke’s Elle interview here.

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