#MeToo is 'here to stay' says Game Of Thrones queen Emilia Clarke

Darnell Taylor
May 16, 2018

"It was my first job and I was not discriminated against because I was a woman, in my paycheck", Clarke said.

'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".

On the show coming to an end, she said: 'It really feels like preparing to leave home, is how it feels.

Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke today took part in Variety magazine's Women in Motion talks where she gave her thoughts on the sustainability of the #MeToo movement.

Turning to her work on Solo, Clarke spoke about her excitement of being involved with Star Wars: "My brother was a huge fan, he's my big brother".

She also called the pay inequality between Claire Foy and Matt Smith on The Crown "shocking". "I put in a lot of research to determine my character, there's so much material if you want to dig in".

#MeToo is 'here to stay' says Game Of Thrones queen Emilia Clarke
#MeToo is 'here to stay' says Game Of Thrones queen Emilia Clarke

She supports United States actress Frances McDormand's rousing Oscars call for clauses imposing quotas for diversity in film casts and crews.

The filming for the eighth and the final season of Game of Thrones is underway - the epic fantasy series that shows Clarke breaking all the taboos of the patriarchal society while playing a very powerful character of Daenerys Targaryen.

Clarke also expressed how happy she was for other people to finally see the movie: "I really can not wait for someone else to know what happens in this movie", she said.

Outside of her ongoing movie projects, Clarke is also dipping her toes in screenwriting and plans to start her own production company in a bid to "tell really good stories". 'That's exciting, but it's sad and scary all at the same time, ' she said.

"It's really hard because this is a problem that has been around forever so changing it overnight is impossible". It just doesn't even bear having the conversation, so enough already with the strong women, please. "Find another adjective damn it", the young actress said. "If you're only asking women, it's like we're just show ponies".

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