‘Game of Thrones’ Star Refuses Future Nude Scenes?
Any 'Game of Thrones' fan would attest that the HBO series adapting George R.R. Martin's work naturally requires a mature touch, from its sexual intrigue to the blood flowing from every direction, but has one star had enough? New reports have emerged that one of the many scantily clad 'Game of Thrones' stars has sworn off any future nude scenes, but who among the cast made the surprising declaration?
This past Sunday's 'Game of Thrones' episode "Second Sons" featured a surprising increase in the fantasy drama's usual nudity quotient, with both series regulars Emilia Clarke and Carice Van Houten disrobing for intimate scenes, but one actress from the series has reportedly refused to film any additional scenes in the buff.
Reports from both The Telegraph and The New York Post feature Oona Chaplin (Talisa) making claims that an unidentified actress of the series expressed her desire to producers to be spared future nude scenes, saying "I want to be known for my acting, not for my breasts." Chaplin refused to identify the actress in question, but most have pointed to Emilia Clarke (Daenerys) as a likely candidate, given the actress' multiple nude scenes in the first season, compared to none in the second and the first since on Sunday night.
UPDATE - 4/9/2014: It has come to our attention that readers have erroneously interpreted our meaning as to say Emilia Clarke was in fact the actress in question refusing future nude scenes. We only identified that the majority of internet speculation pointed to Clarke, in no way insinuating that said speculation was accurate. To our knowledge, no ‘Game of Thrones’ actress was ever conclusively identified as the subject of Oona Chaplin’s comments, even as some have suggested Esme Bianco (Ros) to be confirmed.
Even to indulge hypothesis, consider it extraordinarily unlikely that Bianco would have been “fired” for any issues with future nude scenes, as the character’s exit was woven organically into the series, and neither HBO nor the ‘Game of Thrones’ writers would condone such a discriminatory exit.
The series often features nudity both male and female, the female side admittedly dominating the ratio, though most seems to serve the darker, mature tones of Martin's novels. If in fact Clarke turned out to be the actress in question, worth noting is that the star experienced a similar difficulty in her Broadway production of 'Breakfast at Tiffany's,' in which patrons reportedly snapped cell phone pictures of a bathtub scene.
Our own Britt Hayes has gone on record with her take on 'Game of Thrones' relationship with women, but what say you? Are you surprised to hear an actress among the cast voicing dissatisfaction with the HBO drama's use of female nudity? Who do you think might have been the one to make the refusal?