- Emilia Clarke opened up about what it was like filming nude Game of Thrones scenes with Jason Momoa.
- She said he was extremely considerate and kind.
The Game of Thrones series finale was months ago, but people are still not done talking about it. Mostly, fans still aren’t over how David Benioff and D. B. Weiss messed up the last season so badly, but that’s another topic for another time. Right now, we’re talking about Emilia Clarke and Jason Momoa, arguably two of the most liked cast members of the whole show.
While talking to Dax Shepard on his Armchair Expert podcast, Emilia opened up about filming nude scenes with Jason during the first season, before HBO began hiring intimacy coordinators to ensure everyone was safe and comfortable on-set. She said, ‘He took care of me in an environment where I didn’t know I needed to be taken care of.’ She also added that he used his previous experience in the business to help her realize what is and isn’t normal. She explained, ‘Jason was an experienced actor who had done a bunch of stuff before coming onto Game of Thrones. He said, ‘This is how it’s meant to be and how it’s not meant to be. I’m going to make sure that’s not the case.’ So he was always like, “Can we get her a robe? She’s shivering!”‘
She also described how thankful she is for her experience on Thrones and how it could’ve gone ‘many, many different ways.’ She went on to say, ‘He was so kind and considerate and cared about me as a human being.’
All that said, Thrones does have its issues, particularly when it comes to using rape as a plot driver, as was the case with Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo. And in the same interview with Dax, Emilia said she was occasionally guilt-tripped into doing nude scenes on the show. She recalled, “I’ve had fights on-set before where I’m like, “No, the sheet stays up,” and they’re like, “You don’t wanna disappoint your Game of Thrones fans.”‘ And I’m like, “F*ck you.”‘
Ugh. Like she said, it’s incredibly lucky that she had someone like Jason by her side and that she was able to stand up for herself in those awful moments.