‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 6: Emilia Clarke Defends Show’s Portrayal Of Women
Emilia Clarke may be a staunch supporter of women’s rights, but she refuses to let people accuse “Game of Thrones” as being anti-women. She actually embodied the spirit of Daenerys Targaryen in real life as she defended the show.Advertisement
True, that at times, “Game of Thrones” has featured women in a negative light, especially with respect to Sansa Stark. However, Daenerys Targaryen, or Emilia Clarke in the real world, defended the HBO series when it was labeled an “anti-feminist” series.
During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Clarke said, “There’s so much controversy. Yet, that’s what’s beautiful about ‘Game of Thrones – its depiction of women in so many different stages of development.”
She added, “There are women depicted as sexual tools, women who have zero rights, women who are queens but only to a man, and then there are women who are literally unstoppable and as powerful as you can possibly imagine.”
She went on and said, “So it pains me to hear people talking Thrones out of context with an anti-feminist spin – because you can’t do that about this show. It shows the range that happens to women, and ultimately shows women are not only equal, but have a lot of strength.”
As reported by Daily Mail, Clarke claimed “Game of Thrones” can actually be empowering. The stories often started out as being too rough on the female characters, but then later on, they showcase the women as characters capable of so much more. This is not far from real life, right?
In relation to her character, Clarke stated, “This season it feels like she’s learning the last lesson she needs to learn. She’s not being swayed by anyone. She knows what’s what. There’s just few remnants of being a human being that she’s shaking off.”
Catch Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, the mother of dragons, on the upcoming “Game of Thrones” season 6. This will air on HBO April 24, 2016.