Game of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel recently opened up about Emilia Clarke defending her from a co-star who commented about her ‘revealing’ outfit.
During a recent interview with Vogue, Game of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel recalled an incident early on set during her first season on the show where Emilia Clarke stepped in to back her up after an inappropriate comment was made at her expense. Emmanuel explained that because her costume was pretty revealing during her first appearance, one of her co-stars made a comment about it. But the actress behind Daenerys Targaryen ensured it was called out and addressed.
“In my first season, my costume was pretty revealing and there was an incident with a supporting actor who made a comment about it on set. I mean, typical — and Emilia straightaway had my back. It got handled.”
Nathalie Emmanuel went on to praise working with Emilia Clarke, explaining that because the actress had already been working on Game of Thrones for a long time before Emmanuel joined the cast they instantly bonded. She explained they looked out for one another when filming because they were the only girls in a male-dominated environment. Although it’s great Clarke was able to call out the inappropriate behavior, that attitude should have no place on TV and film sets.
“Emilia and I got on like a house on fire from the beginning. When I joined the cast, she had already been shooting Game of Thrones for a few years, and she was definitely ready to have some female energy around her. She and I always looked out for each other. If you’re the only girls on a male-dominated set, it bonds you in a certain way.”
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Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, Carice van Houten as Melisandre, Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Conleth Hill as Varys, Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane, Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont, and Hannah Murray as Gilly. The series was run by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss across all eight seasons.
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