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Emilia Clarke on her jaw-dropping 'Game of Thrones' moment

The actress did not use a body double

By Andrea Tim | Published: 17 May 2016

Emilia shocks us all
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Emilia Clarke would like you to know that she did not use a body double for her nude scene in the recent Game of Thrones episode, Book of the Stranger. Her character, Daenerys Targaryen is seen emerging from a burning temple, naked and unhurt, as she makes her claim as queen of the Dothraki (the fierce race of warriors her late husband once ruled).

The bubbly British actress admitted that she loves getting to make a lasting impression at least once every season.

"It's so exciting, very tingly-making," she told Entertainment Weekly. "Every season I get at least one spine-chilling moment. I just stand up and I go, 'I'm hearing what you're all saying, but funny thing, I'm going to kill you all. I forgot that I have an ace in my back pocket and now I win.'"

And win she did. That "ace" was her setting a Dothraki temple on fire, and with it, her captors (who happen to be leaders of the Dothraki).

"I'd like to remind people the last time I took my clothes off was season 3," Emilia added. "That was a while ago. It's now season 6. But this is all me, all proud, all strong. I'm just feeling genuinely happy I said 'Yes.' That ain't no body double!"

Everyone's pretty much over the fact that Jon Snow is alive – and now, reunited with his sister Sansa Stark, he plans to take back Winterfell, et cetera – but the final moments of Daenerys' escape from her captors is by far the best moment in Season 6, and we're only four episodes in.

Watch a behind-the-scenes video here.

Related: Kit Harington's best 'Game of Thrones' memory is about Rose Leslie


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