Emilia Clarke says there's no gender pay gap with 'Game of Thrones'

British actress Emilia Clarke

British actress Emilia Clarke

In a different part of the interview, Emilia Clarke revealed that she is not sure how the final season of Game of Thrones will end. Now, actress Emilia Clarke has chose to join the talks during an interview at the Cannes Film Festival, on Tuesday.

The 31-year-old actress plays a childhood friend of intergalactic smuggler Han Solo in "Solo: A Star Wars Story" which was screened at Cannes film festival on Tuesday.

"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!'". "Take the "strong" out of there, find another adjective, dammit. Or just ask boys how it feels to be strong", said the British actor, who had said a year ago that sexism is everywhere in Hollywood. There's a "weak" option?

"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!'".

"Let's just be women".

Clarke used male leads as an example by pointing out that they're rarely referred to as "strong men", unless they're physically strong.

"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. Unless I'm packing guns I don't know about, then let's change that", she added.




"It was my first job, and I was not discriminated against because I was a woman in my paycheck", she said. Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen in hit HBO series, also revealed that she received equal pay on the show.

Perhaps it shouldn't come as such a shock.

The actress was in Cannes for a screening of her film Solo: A Star Wars story where she was joined by Chewbacca on the red carpet.

"You start to dig deep and see where (the gender pay gap) is, rife in the industry".

"Maybe we can start with the training that you just gave everyone so we can stop using that word because I think people may just do it not knowing".

Clarke said a way to combat the pay disparity is to "be aware of it", address it "in the beginning" and "fight harder for that stuff".

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