"It was my first job and I was not discriminated against because I was a woman, in my paycheck", Clarke said. You think a lead in a movie is going to be a weak woman?
"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?"
Emilia's comments come after it was claimed Claire Foy would be receiving £200,000 in back pay to plug the gender pay gap on the Netflix series in which she played Queen Elizabeth, as it was revealed she was paid £10,000 less per episode than her co-star Matt Smith, who played Prince Philip.
Speaking about pay negotiations, she added: "You start to dig deep and see where it is, rife in the industry".
The actress, who plays dragon queen Daenerys Targaryen in the hit HBO fantasy drama, now wrapping up the final ever season; she claimed not to know how it all will end, but predicted that no-one would be able to predict it.
#MeToo is 'here to stay', says 'Game Of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke
While she kept the make-up minimal, her neatly teased chignon was reminiscent of the classics, and we think her look was quite interesting.
She supports USA actress Frances McDormand's rousing Oscars call for clauses imposing quotas for diversity in film casts and crews.
"That's exciting, but it's sad and scary all at the same time".
Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke hates the phrase "strong women" characters and believes it is "sexist". "This has been a problem that has been around forever, so we can't solve it overnight. Find another adjective damn it", the young actress said. It just doesn't even bear having the conversation, so enough already with the strong women, please.
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".