Emilia Clarke rose to world fame thanks to her role as Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones. Thus it was that the mother of dragons was one of the most prominent stars of the HBO series. This not only made her a household name, but it also gave Clarke many career opportunities, including being offered to play the lead female role in the successful ’50 Shades of Gray’ film project.
Emilia Clarke was offered the lead role in ‘Fifty Shades of Gray’
It was just when Emilia Clarke’s career was soaring thanks to Game of Thrones that she received an offer to play Anastasia Steel in Fifty Shades of Gray. At first, she indicated that she was attracted to the project and, above all, to the ideas that director Sam Taylor-Johnson had to bring the EL James book to life. Sam is a wizard. I love her and I thought her vision was beautifulClarke said.
However, Emilia Clarke had some hesitation about signing up for the role of the student who has a BDSM relationship with the cold and controlling billionaire, and ultimately decided to turn down the role that ended up in the hands of Dakota Johnson alongside Jamie Dornana.
Why did you turn down the role in Fifty Shades of Gray?
Emilia Clarke explained in an interview to The Hollywood Reporter that she refused Fifty Shades of Gray due to nudity, as the last time she undressed in front of the camera was “a long time ago”.
And it’s very annoying and I’m sick and tired of it because I did it for the character, I didn’t do it so a guy could see my boobs, for God’s sakeClarke said.
Emilia Clarke said she felt ‘pigeonholed’
Clarke had no trouble showing it all to the camera or being part of a sex-focused project. But because she did nude scenes at the beginning of Game of Thrones, Clarke felt “pigeonholed.”
I did a minimal amount and I’m pigeonholed for life, so I said I know that, where it’s all about sexiness and sex and being naked and all that stuff, I was like, ‘No way am I going to voluntarily get into that situation. and then never being able to look someone in the eye ‘and say,’ No, you can’t keep asking me this question ‘, indic Clarke.