Star of the hit HBO fantasy show Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke has called for reduction in explicit content on television. She told DailyMail:
“Sex scenes should be more subtle. I’m British, so I cringe at that sort of thing anyway — I can’t stand it. I don’t want to have sex thrown in my face and I’ve always thought the suggestion is so much more titillating than the act itself. Most sex scenes you see in films or on TV are gratuitous and they’re usually just to attract an audience. On screen, the subtler the better”
Emilia plays the role of Daenerys Targaryen and had refused to do any more nudity in the show two years ago.
Her co-star Oona Chaplin, who played the role of Robb Stark’s wife Talisa Maegyr, also disclosed earlier that one of the show’s leading actresses has refused to appear in any more topless shots:
“One of the girls in the show who got her kit off the most in the first couple of seasons now doesn’t at all because she said, ‘I want to be known for my acting not for my breasts’. I’m quite controversial when it comes to that because I adore women’s bodies. If it’s done in a beautiful way, in a way that honours the female form, then I’m always happy to see it. The objectification lies in the eye of the beholder, just like beauty. I’m really comfortable getting my kit off, so, if they want to, I’m like, ‘yeah, bring it, I’m naked, no problem.”