GoT star defends sex scenes: ‘It’s life’
GAME of Thrones star Emilia Clarke is tired of people only focusing on the show's nudity and sex scenes.
Clarke got incredibly blunt when talking to Harpar's Bazaar about the explicit moments in the HBO series. Over the last seven seasons, Game of Thrones has received its fair share of backlash over what some viewers and critics perceive as gratuitous nudity, but the actress no longer wants to here anybody's complaints.
"I'm starting to get really annoyed about this stuff now because people say, 'Oh, yeah, all the porn sites went down when Game of Thrones came back on,'" Clarke says. "I'm like, The Handmaid's Tale? I f**king love that show, and I cried when it ended because I couldn't handle not seeing it. That is all sex and nudity. There are so many shows centered around this very true fact that people reproduce. People f**k for pleasure - it's part of life."
Clarke has played Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones since the pilot episode. She is currently filming the show's eighth and final season. The actress has often defended the show's recurring nudity and controversial sex scenes.
Clarke told ELLE earlier this year, "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!'"
Game of Thrones season eight is expected to debut in early 2019.
This story originally appeared in Decider.