Emilia Clarke is "frustrated" with female characters being labelled as "strong".
"I would definitely say probably a healthy mix of both, but I think survival is at the heart of it", Clarke admitted. Are you telling me there's a weak option?
Just the fact alone that Clarke, who plays the iconic role of Queen Danaerys, was paid equal to her male counterparts is perceived as news is enough to reflect on how deeply engrained pay gap in the entertainment industry is.
She said she was not certain how all the clashes for the Iron Throne will end.
She also told fans that the film, which will focus on the early life of the galaxy's most handsome and roguish nerf herder, Han Solo, originally played by Harrison Ford, take places "in part of Star Wars that we have not spent a huge amount of time in before: the dark, shady, gangster underworld". However, it's pretty chastely - violent passion and the chemistry between the stars only on the screen, but in real life, Harington, who is about to marry his other partner on the series, odd women don't ever look (I hope).
Emilia, who plays Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, commanded attention at the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival. "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. "It was my first job and I was not discriminated against because I was a woman, in my pay cheque".
"She has a couple of guises, but essentially she is just fighting to stay alive", Clarke said. It just doesn't even bear having the conversation. Her characters, along with many other women on television and film right now, are nuanced, so let's take Clarke's note and stop with with the "strong woman" business.
She shared: "It definitely opened my eyes to a lot".