Style & ShowbizShowbiz

Emilia Clarke slams sex scenes

ShowbizBy Sunday World
Emilia Clarke slams sex scenes

Emilia Clarke thinks there should be fewer sex scenes on television.

The 'Game of Thrones' actress - who has appeared topless on the fantasy drama - "cringes" at explicit footage and thinks TV bosses should be more "subtle" and suggestive, rather than graphic.

She told the Daily Mail newspaper: "Sex scenes should be more subtle. I'm British, so I cringe at that sort of thing anyway -- I can't stand it.

"I don't want to have sex thrown in my face and I've always thought the suggestion is so much more titillating than the act itself.

"Most sex scenes you see in films or on TV are gratuitous and they're usually just to attract an audience.

"On screen, the subtler the better."

And the 28-year-old beauty reportedly told 'Game of Thrones' bosses two years ago that she didn't want to shed her clothes on camera any more.

According to her co-star Oona Chaplin, Emilia said: "I want to be known for my acting, not my breasts."

Emilia - who plays Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen on the HBO show - recently admitted she embarrassed herself during her audition for the show after experiencing a sugar rush.

She recalled: "I abstained from sugar for the whole three weeks before my final audition, to look my best. I walked into an auditorium filled with every single executive in HBO, and they gave me a Coke - so I began bouncing off the walls. I finished the scene, looked out to this bank of empty faces and said, in the midst of a pin-dropping silence, 'Is there anything else that I can do?' And ('Game Of Thrones' creator) David Benioff, in what I later found out was a joke, said, 'You can do a dance...'

"So I did the funky chicken. And then the robot. Then fell over on the way up the stairs. The antithesis of Daenerys.

"David and Dan (Weiss, co-creator of 'Game of Thrones') were showing me off for this important series they were asking loads of money for, then I go and do the bloody robot..da-dah!"