Emilia Clarke slams gender pay gap

'Game Of Thrones' actress is currently appearing in the new 'Star Wars' film

Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has hit out at the current pay gender gap.

The actress, who is also currently appearing in the new Solo: A Star Wars Story, said she has always been paid the same as her male co-stars on the HBO series, but admitted to being shocked to discover that so many women in the entertainment industry are paid less than their male counterparts.

She added: “It’s shocking when you start to dig deep and see it’s rife in the industry. You have to fight harder for that stuff.”


Clarke also admitted that she has grown tired of being asked about playing ”strong female roles”, as she doesn’t consider the distinction to be necessary.

She told OK! magazine: ”I’m like: ‘I’m going to tell you how it feels to play a woman.’ The end. That’s it. Find another adjective, damn it! I’m just playing women. Enough already with the strong woman. I get frustrated with that. You don’t get strong me unless it’s physically strong.”

Last month, Clarke teased what her final filmed scenes as Daenerys Targaryen on Game Of Thrones will be like and her feelings about leaving the character.

Read more: Here’s everything we know so far about Game Of Thrones season 8.

Game Of Thrones will conclude with its eighth season in 2019.


Meanwhile, Solo: A Star Wars Story has become the first Star Wars film to ever make a loss within its second week.