Not of Steele: Emilia Clarke Turned down ‘Fifty Shades’ Because of Nudity

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Even if you can’t get behind it, you’ve heard of Fifty Shades of Grey, huge trilogy of books and now a movie. What you might not have heard was that Emilia Clarke, who regularly plays Daenerys Targaryen on the HBO series Game of Thrones, was up for the role of Anastasia Steele.  According to the 28-year-old Emmy-nominated actor, she was offered the part, but she refused it due to the “huge amount of nudity” it required.

But if you’ve seen Game of Thrones, you’re probably raising your brow at that. Clarke is often nude on the show, and one would think she wouldn’t have an issue with it for a movie. Clarke claims she did not wish to be typecast into that type of character alone. She wants to have room to explore other characters instead of only being associated as one archetype.

You can watch Clarke in Game of Thrones Sundays on HBO.

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