Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Emilia Clarke paid the same as male stars on Game of Thrones

Emilia Clarke paid the same as male stars on Game of Thrones

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.

GAME OF THRONES star Emilia Clarke looked out of this world at the premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Clarke also pointed out that she was an unknown when she started on "GoT", so the show's producers get double props for their equal treatment of cast members. When asked who emerges as the victor in the Game of Thrones, Clarke told The Hollywood Reporter, "I don't know that I even do now".

"On Game of Thrones, I have always been paid the same amount as my male co-stars", the starlet said.

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.

If you ask Solo: A Star Wars Story's Emilia Clarke, however, she doesn't feel that catch-all phrase is at all a good thing for actresses, mostly because of what it oppositely implies.

She added to Variety magazine at the "Women In Motion" panel at Cannes Film Festival: "You start to dig deep and see where it is, rife in the industry". A lead in a movie is going to be weak?

During the interaction, Clarke slammed the journalists for their usage of the phrase "strong women" as she said the usage was sexist for a female lead. "Enough already with the strong women, please let's just be women!" That's it. Take the strong out of it. Find another adjective, dammit!

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

She shared: "It definitely opened my eyes to a lot".

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