Didi you know that Emilia Clarke was offered to play Anastasia Steele in the 2015 film `Fifty Shades of Grey`? Clarke recently revealed that she rejected the film because of her role as Daenerys Targaryen in the insanely popular HBO show `Game of Thrones`.
Clarke is no stranger to on-screen nudity because of her role in the hit show, which played a key factor in her decision to not take up the film as she didn`t want to get “pigeonholed” for nude scenes.
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 32-year-old actor opened up about her decision to not play Steele in the `Fifty Shades` franchise because of the reaction she received for her nude scenes on `GoT`.
She explained that although she loved director Sam Taylor-Johnson`s “beautiful” vision for the romantic drama, which is an adaptation of author E.L. James` novel of the same name, she eventually opted to not do the movie.
The film`s story revolves around a college senior who gets into a BDSM relationship with a billionaire. Actor Dakota Johnson ultimately ended up doing the role.”The last time that I was naked on camera on [Game of Thrones] was a long time ago, and yet it is the only question that I ever get asked because I am a woman,” she said.
She went on to state that she was “sick and tired” of constantly being asked about her nude scenes.”And it`s annoying as hell and I`m sick and tired of it because I did it for the character. I didn`t do it so some guy could check out my t–s, for God`s sake,” Clarke added.She continued, “I did a minimal amount and I`m pigeonholed for life, so me saying yes to [Fifty Shades], where the entire thing is about sensuality and sex and being naked and all of that stuff, I was just like, `No way am I going to voluntarily walk into that situation and then never be able to look someone in the eye and be like, `No, you can`t keep asking me this question`.”
As Daenerys, Clarke appeared nude on screen for a few scenes throughout the HBO show, which aired its final episode on Monday.
The most notable was a scene in season 6 when she escaped her Dothraki captors surrounded by flames, sans clothes.The `Me Before You` actor told Entertainment Weekly at that time that she was proud of her decision to do the scene.
“I`d like to remind people the last time I took my clothes off was season 3. That was a while ago. It`s now season 6. But this is all me, all proud, all strong. I`m just feeling genuinely happy I said `Yes.` That ain`t no body double,” she said.
The actor will be next seen in the romantic comedy `Last Christmas`, which releases in November this year.