Emilia Clarke says that the #MeToo movement needs work to be sustained


"It was my first job, and I was not discriminated against because I was a woman in my paycheck", she said. So I think it's mainly in the beginning, just be aware of that and going, "Can you check?"

On the show coming to an end, she said: 'It really feels like preparing to leave home, is how it feels.

TV's dragon queen turned up the heat on the red carpet for the sci-fi movie's launch at the Cannes Film Festival last night.

"It will be what none of us thinks it will be", Clarke said.

Just a few hours before hitting the red carpet in Cannes for the premiere of "Solo: A Star Wars Story", London-born actress Emilia Clarke sat down to speak about the debut of the blockbuster movie and the ongoing shifts in the film industry.

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.

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Emilia's comments come after it was claimed Claire Foy would be receiving £200,000 in back pay to plug the gender pay gap on the Netflix series in which she played Queen Elizabeth, as it was revealed she was paid £10,000 less per episode than her co-star Matt Smith, who played Prince Philip.

"Walking on set, I felt a difference in the room that was really interesting to navigate but then you kind of ease into it and you say 'this is it!'".

The English actress explained why the usage irked her.

In the dark: The actress, who plays dragon queen Daenerys Targaryen in the hit HBO fantasy drama, now wrapping up the final ever season; she claimed not to know how it all will end, but predicted that no-one would be able to predict it. It's exciting yet sad and scary.

But she also warned against an "unnecessarily aggressive" approach.

"Take the "strong" out of it, find another adjective, damn it", Clarke added. "If you're only asking women, it's like we're just show ponies".