Game of Thrones is a series known not only for its twists but also for its violent scenes, as well as sex and nudity.
Several actresses have reported about the difficulties they had in doing sex scenes and nudity in the series, and this did not stop even after the HBO show.
During her participation in the podcast Make It Reign, the actress said that she has already fought with directors because of nude scenes that she had to do after her departure from Game of Thrones.
“When I did Game of Thrones, I agreed to do certain nude scenes on the show. And the perception of that in other projects whose roles required nudity was that I would be open to doing anything since I did it in that series. But what people didn’t realize was that I agreed to certain terms and specific things for that particular project. And that doesn’t necessarily apply to all projects.”
She pointed out that many directors insist that she get naked in front of the cameras.
“I definitely had people challenging me and saying, ‘But this role demands it.’ And I say, ‘Well, that’s fine. If you need this on paper, I don’t feel comfortable doing that level of nudity. I’ll do this amount, or I can do whatever I think is necessary for the paper.’ Frankly, if someone was insisting, saying ‘we need this nudity’, I’d say, ‘Thank you very much. I appreciate your interest, but that’s not what I think is necessary for this role.'”
Also in the same interview, Nathalie Emmanuel also addressed the lack of diversity in various television and film productions.
“When I take up space in any production, it means something, because we’re so used to seeing main characters and supporting characters being white,” he reflected. “There is a need for diversity [now] and we’ve seen that, but the main characters are generally white.”
The actress will soon be seen in Fast and Furious 9, which will premiere in theatres in July this year.