Emilia Clarke Reveals Gender-Neutral Paycheck for Game of Thrones

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"It was my first job and I was not discriminated against because I was a woman, in my pay check".

She shared: "It definitely opened my eyes to a lot".

The actress may have been frustrated with the term, though she understands that the world of sci-fi and fantasy doesn't often afford women the same opportunities as men in terms of heroic abilities, yet offered alternatives of how to ask performers similar questions. "(You can ask me) How does it feel to play a female lead in a big blockbuster movie? or How does it feel to play someone with power?" said the actor who plays the role of a Crimson Dawn gang member, named Qi'ra, in the much anticipated Star Wars movie.

"Take the "strong" out of it, find another adjective, damn it".

Just hours earlier, Emilia stunned in a white ensemble at the Kering Women in Motion photocall.

"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!'". There's a "weak" option? "You think a lead in a movie is gonna be a weak woman?". "Enough already with the strong women, please let's just be women".

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The actor also said there are no strong men characters in films, unless they are physically strong.

Actress Emilia Clarke poses for photographers during a photo call for the film "Solo: A Star Wars Story" at the 71st worldwide film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 15, 2018. "So unless I'm packing guns I don't know about, let's change that".

Emilia also admitted she's "sad" to be leaving the show after starring on it since the beginning in 2011.

"You break the mould ...and then there's a huge amount of work that goes into addressing all that needs to be addressed", she said, adding that quotes could be brought into place for women and minorities in films and television. "And whilst it is Han Solo's movie, this girl gets to be badass". Qi'ra's journey is definitely one of survival and strength.

"Solo: A Star Wars Story" hits theaters May 25.

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