Game Of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke, 32, said filming for the highly anticipated series has been her “hardest shooting” as she commented on the tension on set. Spilling all, she told BAZAAR.com: “Game of Thrones is probably the hardest shooting I’ll do, because it is so physical and you’re in a corset! You’ve got the physical places of where you are, the weather is so extreme, and the hours are really long and there’s so much tension in each character towards the end. There’s so much tension in the room, and you’re concentrating so hard. It’s strenuous.”
While the script for season eight is currently under wraps, Emilia spilled how she reacted to the fate of her character.
She spilled to Press Association: “It might as well have been raining and I would’ve just walked in it not knowing what to do.”
The actress added she was left in tears when filming for the final scenes, adding: “That was the moment I realised that alcohol can also be a depressant.
“I was kind of nursing a glass of wine going, ‘I don’t know why I’m not getting any happier from this.'”
Emilia has been portraying the mother of dragons for 10 years and has been involved in some of the show’s raciest scenes alongside Jon Snow star Kit Harington, 32.
But the actress defended the nudity on the show, insisting it “doesn’t matter”.
She said: “Kit’s a**e, someone else’s a**e, my a**e, it doesn’t matter!
“It’s not what the show is about, it’s not what any bit of acting is about.”
And addressing her own on-screen moments in the nude, she added: “As for my character, I can count on one hand the amount of times I’ve been naked.”
Speaking further about the drama’s portrayal of women, she added: ”I can talk about the importance of women in this show until the cows come home.
“It has gone a way to changing the landscape of the industry as we see it, which is really vital and really important.”
Ahead of the release of the show’s final season, Emilia admitted she “felt lost” knowing it was her last time on set.
She told the Daily Mail: “This is it. It’s over and I cried like a baby on the last day. I felt completely lost.”
She added: “Ten years is a long time. It’s like losing an actual limb.
“I was 22 – a child – when I first walked on the Game of Thrones set. I grew up with her.”
Game of Thrones season 8 premieres on Sunday, April 14 on HBO and Monday, April 15, on Sky Atlantic in the UK.
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