Monday, 28 May, 2018

#MeToo is 'here to stay', says 'Game Of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke in GoT #MeToo is 'here to stay', says 'Game Of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke
Preston Stone | 16 May, 2018, 15:34

In a candid talk - organized as part of Kering's ongoing "Women in Motion" talk series - Clarke spoke of the creative process of building her "Star Wars" persona.

"I'm gonna tell you how it feels to play a woman".

The 31-year-old actress stars as Daenerys Targaryen in the hit HBO fantasy drama, and has said she has never experienced gender inequality when it comes to her pay on the show.

The actress, who has a prominent role in "Solo: A Star Wars Story", said the topic "doesn't even bear having a conversation" and asked journalists and publications alike to "please" give up using the word "strong" to describe a female lead.

"Walking on set, I felt a difference in the room that was really interesting to navigate but then you kind of ease into it and you say 'this is it!'".

Clarke, who made her comments during an interview at Cannes, said actors need to be attentive during negotiations for roles.

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"And I think that's really changed my approach to myself and other women in this industry". "But yeah, so I get very frustrated with that in particular because you don't get 'strong men, ' unless they're like physically strong men. So I think it's mainly in the beginning, just be aware of that and going, 'Can you just check?' You just start to fight harder for that stuff".

"Take the "strong" out of it, find another adjective, damn it", Clarke added.

Star of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Emilia Clarke, has revealed that she would like her Game of Thrones co-star Kit Harrington to play a young Luke Skywalker. "It was my first job and I was not discriminated against because I was a woman, in my paycheck".

"It starts with the little things, when you say an opinion or idea or concept and it doesn't get picked up in a discussion and then a dude says it and suddenly we're doing it!"

Leave it to Emilia Clarke - also known as Daenerys of House Targaryen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, Mother of Dragons and, perhaps now, Queen of Red Carpet Shenanigans - to brighten up the 2018 Cannes Film Festival carpet with her joyful presence.

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