Emilia Clarke: I Turned Down Fifty Shades Of Grey Because Of “Amount Of Nudity”

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Emilia Clarke Fifty Shades of Grey

By Michael Lewittes

Emilia Clarke Fifty Shades of Grey

(Marie Claire UK)

Emilia Clarke, who has famously stripped down naked for the HBO series “Game of Thrones,” reveals she was offered the role of Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey but turned it down because of the “huge amount of nudity in the film.” In fact, it’s her previous naked romps onscreen that have caused Clarke to also no longer Google herself.

In an interview with Marie Claire UK, Clarke recalls that after she appeared naked on “Game of Thrones,” she Googled herself, but will “never again” because all it takes in one person to write, “She’s a fat b*tch,’ and you’re like, ‘I’m a fat b*tch!'” It’s that scrutiny and the way people regard her for doing a nude scene that had her turn down the lead in Fifty Shades of Grey.

Clarke says she really wanted to work with the erotic film’s director Sam Taylor-Johnson, but ultimately rejected the role because “there is a huge amount of nudity in the film.” She notes, “I’ll never say, ‘I’m never doing nudity,’ because I’ve already done it, but I thought I might get stuck in a pigeonhole that I would have struggled to get out of.” What do you think of Clarke’s comments about turning down Fifty Shades of Grey because of the nudity?

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