Emilia Clarke on Getting Naked for Fiery 'Game of Thrones' Murder Scene: 'That Ain't No Body Double!'
By Alex Ungerman
WARNING: Spoilers ahead from the ending of this week's 'Game of Thrones' episode, "Book of the Stranger."
With the Mother of Dragons, what you see is what you get.
Game of Thrones fans lost their minds on Sunday, when Emilia Clarke's character, Daenerys Targaryen, took back her freedom (queendom, actually) from the Dothraki leaders by literally murdering them all in a fire and walking out nude and unburnt (for the second time during the series).
Despite appearing to be in front of thousands of Dothraki, Clarke's scene was actually shot on a private, closed set. The actress explained that while, "Taking off my clothes is not the easiest thing," it helps that, "I'm in control of it."
As for Dany's literal house-burning return to power in the episode, Clarke told ET last month that a lot of the misogyny criticism Game of Thrones receives is actually unfounded when you consider all the incredible women on the show.
"It gets critiqued so often, and I think it's silly because I feel like we are a show at the forefront of feminism being kicked back again into the ether," she told ET's Leanne Aguilera. "So many fabulous strong women, so I think we're doing alright."
Meanwhile, before his character, Khal Moro, perished in Dany's wrath, ET talked to Westeros newcomer Joe Naufahu, who hinted that the Dothraki might be drastically underestimating what she was capable of.
"She's got a big arsenal of weapons at her disposal and she's not the charming little girl you'd think," he revealed. "Everyone knows that she's got a big army and I don’t know whether these Dothraki can handle it, but we'll have to see what happened."
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