Print Edition - 2018-05-17 | Life & Style
Clarke disapproves phrase ‘strong women’ characters
May 17, 2018-Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke hates the phrase ‘strong women’ characters and believes it is “sexist.” 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 phrase is particularly useless due to a presence of a female lead in a film.
The actor also said there are no strong men characters in films, unless they are physically strong. Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen in hit HBO series, also revealed that she received equal pay on the show. “On Game of Thrones, I have always been paid the same amount as my male co-stars. It was my first job and I was not discriminated against because I was a woman, in my pay check,” Clarke said. The actor said some of instances of women not being paid equally in Hollywood were “actually shocking” for her.
“You start to dig deep and see where it is, rife in the industry. So I think it’s mainly in the beginning, just be aware of that and going, ‘Can you just check?’ You just start to fight harder for that stuff,” she added.
Published: 17-05-2018 07:33