On a Nov. 18 podcast episode of Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard, guest Emilia Clarke got seriously candid about her time as Daenerys Targaryen. Clarke was pressured to get naked on the Game of Thrones set she revealed to host Shepard— and was told she would “disappoint” her fans if she didn’t take her clothes off.
This seriously upsetting tidbit came up as Clarke, Shepard, and co-host Monica Padman were discussing the logistics of onscreen nudity — an issue most GoT cast members are familiar with, to be fair. But, as fans know, Clarke’s nudity was early, often, and at times gratuitous. Clarke herself was a 24-year-old actress with little previous experience and reflected on what she’s learned since those early days.