The dragon queen will however spit fire if one more reporter asks her "How does it feel to play a strong woman?". I'm just playing women.
"Walking on set, I felt a difference in the room that was really interesting to navigate but then you kind of ease into it and you say 'this is it!'".
The 31-year-old actor, who is attending the Cannes Film Festival, where her new film Solo: A Star Wars Story is screening, said the usage of the phrase is particularly useless due to a presence of a female lead in a film. There's a "weak" option? But by "continuing to apply gentle pressure" women can prevent the movement losing momentum, she said. In an interview with Variety at the French event, Clarke reveals that although Howard did not have enough time to prep for the film, the transition was "seamless". Do you know what I mean?
"You break the mold that's put into place and there's a huge amount of work that needs to go into addressing all of the things that need to be addressed".
"Let's just be women", she said, suggesting alternative questions could be, "How does it feel to play a female lead in a big blockbuster movie?" or "How does it feel to play someone with power?" "But yeah, so I get very frustrated with that in particular because you don't get 'strong men, ' unless they're like physically strong men. So unless I'm packing guns I don't know about, let's change that".
"Or just ask boys how it feels to be strong", Clarke replied.
Speaking at the event, Emilia opened up on whether Game of Thrones has a gender pay gap.
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. "It was my first job and I was not discriminated against because I was a woman, in my pay cheque".
"It starts with the little things, when you say an opinion or idea or concept and it doesn't get picked up in a discussion and then a dude says it and suddenly we're doing it!"