Emilia Clarke Revealed Why She Turned Down “Fifty Shades of Grey”

May 24, 2019

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has revealed that she turned down the lead role in the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise because of the nudity she had already done on the HBO series. “…The last time that I was naked on camera on [Game of Thrones> was a long time ago, and yet it is the only question that I ever get asked because I am a woman," Clarke says in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter. "And it's annoying as hell and I'm sick and tired of it because I did it for the character—I didn't do it so some guy could check out my tits, for God's sake." Clarke goes on to say that she worried she’d be “pigeonholed for life.” She continues, “I was just like, 'No way am I going to voluntarily walk into that situation and then never be able to look someone in the eye and be like, 'No, you can't keep asking me this question.’”