Emilia Clarke hates the phrase 'strong women'

17 May, 2018, 15:17 | Author: Laverne Higgins
  • Emilia Clarke at the Cannes screening of Solo A Star Wars Story

The actress - who stars as Daenerys Targaryen in the hit HBO fantasy drama - said: "On 'Game of Thrones, ' I have always been paid the same amount as my male co-stars".

Emilia Clarke has admitted the mood on the set of Solo: A Star Wars Story was one of confusion during the first few weeks of production.

'So I think it's mainly in the beginning, just be aware of that and going, "Can you just check?' she said of handling negotiations". Talking about who is end up being the victor at the end of the show, Emilia told The Hollywood Reporter, "I don't know that I even do now".

'He took us all in and listened to everyone, ' she revealed, speaking on Tuesday during an hour-long talk as part of the Kering Women in Motion talks.

Leave it to Emilia Clarke - also known as Daenerys of House Targaryen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, Mother of Dragons and, perhaps now, Queen of Red Carpet Shenanigans - to brighten up the 2018 Cannes Film Festival carpet with her joyful presence.

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On what she would like to be referred to instead, Emilia explained: "Let's just be women or how does it feel to play a female lead in a blockbuster movie or how does it feel to play someone with power".

Now, as she's doing press for "Solo: A Star Wars Story"-in which she plays Qi'ra, Han Solo's ass-kicking partner in crime-the questions have only multiplied".

"You start to dig deep and see where [the pay gap] is rife in the industry", she added. In an interview with Elle, the 31-year-old actress opened up about why she doesn't identify with the term "strong woman", and why she wishes that people would stop describing her characters as that. "I'm just playing women!" It just doesn't even bear having the conversation, so enough already with the strong women, please...

"Take the "strong" out of it", Clarke advised.

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