Emilia Clarke Revealed Why She Would Cry Before Intimate Scenes With Jason Momoa
Emilia Clarke, who portrayed the iconic character of Daenerys Targaryen in the popular TV series “Game of Thrones,” has opened up about her emotional struggles during intimate scenes with co-star Jason Momoa, who played Khal Drogo.
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Clarke revealed that she felt pressured and intimidated before shooting intimate scenes with Momoa. She explained that despite being close friends with Momoa, the idea of filming intimate scenes with him made her feel vulnerable and exposed.
Clarke shared that she would often cry before filming these scenes and sought support from the show’s creators, David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, who assured her that she could say no to any scene that made her uncomfortable.
“I took the job, and then they sent me the scripts, and I was reading them, and I was like, ‘Oh, there’s the catch!'” Clarke said. “But I’m a lot more savvy with what I’m comfortable with, and what I am okay with doing.”
The actress added that her experiences during the early seasons of “Game of Thrones” helped her learn to speak up and advocate for herself on set.
The revelation has been met with support and admiration from fans and fellow actors alike, with many applauding Clarke’s bravery and honesty. Clarke’s vulnerability and honesty will undoubtedly inspire many others in the entertainment industry to speak out about similar experiences and to prioritize their own emotional well-being on set.
Clarke’s experiences are a stark reminder of the importance of creating safe and supportive environments for all performers, particularly when it comes to filming intimate scenes. Her courage in sharing her story is a step towards empowering others to do the same and creating a more compassionate and empathetic industry.