Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, the Game of Thrones star talked about how people often obsess with her little nude scene as Daenerys Targaryen, the Mother of Dragons. “The last time that I was naked on camera on [Game of Thrones] was a long time ago, and yet it is the only question that I ever get asked because I am a woman,” she tells EW.
She continues: “And it’s annoying as hell and I’m sick and tired of it because I did it for the character – I didn’t do it so some guy could check out my t--s, for god’s sake.”
And so, she had to turn down the 50 Shades of Grey role opportunity because she knew that for the rest of her career, people want her to have an endless conversation about starring in a film “where the entire thing is about sensuality and sex and being naked.”
“I was just like, ‘No way am I going to voluntarily walk into that situation and then never be able to look someone in the eye and be like, ‘No, you can’t keep asking me this question’.”