Emilia Clarke Clarified Her Remarks About The Sex Scenes On ‘Game Of Thrones’

Earlier this week, approximately 739 mini-scandals ago, Emilia Clarke was quoted as saying she “can’t stand” unsubtle sex scenes, like the ones Game of Thrones used to (and occasionally still does) traffic in. She must still be in touch with her former co-star and fellow Lannister hater, Richard Madden, because like him, she’s now saying her words were taken out of context.

In an Instagram post, Clarke wrote:

I was followed into a party by a journalist who asked me a question about female empowerment and then quoted me entirely out of context for an outlet I didn’t agree to speak with. So I feel now, with the beauty of Instagram, I should clarify my statements, if for nothing else than for posterity. In drama, if a nude scene forwards a story or is shot in a way that adds insight into characters, I’m perfectly fine with it. Sometimes explicit scenes are required and make sense for the characters/story, as they do in Westeros. If it’s gratuitous for gratuitous sake, then I will discuss with a director on how to make it more subtle. In either case, like a good Mother of Dragons, I’m always in control. #dracarys #bodiesmaybetemplesbutmindsarewhatmatter #MODforreal


More statements and speeches should end the way Clarke’s does. “It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. In either case, like a good Mother of Dragons, I’m always in control.” If only Drogon had been there to stop John Wilkes Booth.