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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 dragon queen will, however, spit fire if one more reporter asks her "How does it feel to play a strong woman?".

Accessorising her look with a pair of sun and star earrings, Clarke paid an ode to her Game of Thrones character and the "my sun and stars" endearment that the Khaleesi used for her late husband Khal Drogo.

Actress Emilia Clarke poses for photographers during a photo call for the film "Solo: A Star Wars Story" at the 71st global film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

"I'm gonna tell you how it feels to play a woman". You're telling me that there's another option?

"You think a lead in a movie is going to be a weak woman?".

"Take the "strong" out of it, find another adjective, damn it", Clarke added.




Just hours earlier, Emilia stunned in a white ensemble at the Kering Women in Motion photocall.

Claire previously revealed how the gender pay gap "opened her eyes" and says the ordeal has stopped her from being "naive" about her pay. "Unless I'm packing guns I don't know about, then let's change that".

Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke hates the phrase "strong women" characters and believes it is "sexist".

It was only when she began working in film that she encountered discrimination but she says "the temperature changed dramatically the morning all of this stuff (the Me Too movement) started".

"You break the mould ...and then there's a huge amount of work that goes into addressing all that needs to be addressed", she said, adding that quotes could be brought into place for women and minorities in films and television. "So when there would come a job where that was maybe being discussed, again, it's shocking - actually shocking". While walking the crimson carpet for a screening of Solo: A Star Wars Story with fellow movie stars Alden Ehrenreich as the young Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Thandie Newton, it was impossible to miss Clarke's buoyant smile.


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