Emilia Clarke insists there's no pay gap problem on Game of Thrones

Wednesday, 16 May, 2018

"It was my first job and I was not discriminated against because I was a woman, in my pay cheque". The end. That's it. Take the strong out of it. Find another adjective, dammit!

Just hours earlier, Emilia stunned in a white ensemble at the Kering Women in Motion photocall. "Because I have to, do you know what I mean?" There's a "weak" option? "You think a lead in a movie is gonna be a weak woman?".

Khaleesi has notes on how to ask the right questions to women about women. It just doesn't bear having the conversation, so enough already with the 'strong women, ' please. "I get very frustrated with that, in particular, because you don't get 'strong men, ' unless you're like, physically strong men".

"We can say 'Hey guys, on a really basic level you haven't filled your quota so hi, I'm here to fill your quota!'".

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

"Well, if you have got a really glamorous lady in a really sordid environment you kind of know that maybe the glamour is hiding a few rough roads", Clarke pointed out to Entertainment Weekly.

Emilia also admitted she's "sad" to be leaving the show after starring on it since the beginning in 2011.

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". Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and unsafe criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga's most unlikely heroes. And strong. And has her own journey. "The way that I felt about her was yeah this girl has got a core of steel".

Turning to her work on Solo, Clarke spoke about her excitement of being involved with Star Wars: "My brother was a huge fan, he's my big brother".

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