Emilia Clarke says she rejected the offer to play Anastasia Steele in 50 Shades of Grey because the film contained ‘a huge amount of nudity.’
Well isn’t that ironic?
But that was exactly what the Game of Thrones star – who plays Daenerys in the show – told Britain’s Marie Claire magazine in its July issue cover interview, explaining that she didn’t want to be known as the actress who specializes in playing nude roles.
‘I really wanted to work with [Fifty Shades director] Sam Taylor-Johnson because she’s f**king amazing,’ she says. ‘But there is a huge amount of nudity in the film. I’ll never say, “I’m never doing nudity” because I’ve already done it, but I thought I might get stuck in a pigeonhole that I would have struggled to get out of.’
This nudity thing, Clarke further reveals, has stopped her from Googling herself.
‘I remember when everything first kicked off, I Googled myself. You just do, it’s instinct. But never again,’ she shares. ‘It just takes that one person who says: “She’s a fat b**ch,” and you’re like: “I’m a fat b**ch!’
Clarke’s most recent big movie role is in Terminator Genisys, where she plays Sarah Connor. The movie will be released June 25 in New Zealand.