British beauty Emilia Clarke has become a household name around the world, thanks to her role as Daenerys Targaryen in the hit HBO fantasy drama series Game of Thrones. With that said, Hollywood has always had a bit of an issue with gender inequality and Emilia has been giving her views on the subject, going as far as to compare the sexism in Hollywood to racism.
Clarke explained, "I feel so naive for saying it, but it's like dealing with racism. You're aware of it, and you're aware of it, but one day, you go, 'Oh, my God, it's everywhere!' Like you suddenly wake up to it and you go, 'Wait a f**king second, are you ... are you treating me different because I've got a pair of t**s? Is that actually happening?' It took me a really long time to see that I do get treated differently. But I look around, and that's my daily life."
Meanwhile, there are some people who have suggested that the fact that we constantly see Emilia Clarke naked means that she does not have the right to be a feminist, something which the actress has not taken too kindly to. Emilia says that she is very much a feminist, also going on to praise the fact that she gets to play such a strong character in Game of Thrones.
Clarke added, 'It doesn't stop me from being a feminist. Like, guess what? Yes, I've got mascara on, and I also have a high IQ, so those two things can be one and the same. Women have been great rulers. And then for that to be a character that I'm known to play? That's so f**king lucky. Anyone who seems to think that it's not needed need only look at the political environment we're all living in to be like, 'Oh, no, it's needed. It is needed.'"
Some very interesting points indeed!