Emilia Clarke has spoken out about the #MeToo movement.
The Game of Thrones actress revealed her thoughts on the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements when she took part in Variety Magazine’s Women in Motion talk.
Emilia told the host that the movement hadn’t died down, but that “changing it overnight would be impossible”.
She continued, saying that it would take constant work to see change, as “this problem has been around forever”, but that it was possible.
The actress also revealed how she has always received the same salary as the male actors in ‘Game of Thrones’. “I have always been paid the same amount as my male co-stars,” and that she has never faced “discrimination” while working on the hit show.
She also discussed the recent revelation that Claire Foy was paid less than her male co-star on the Crown, despite playing the lead role. Emilia called the news “shocking” and believed that women need to be aware of unequal pay.
Emilia has always been an advocate for the equal treatment of women.She previously told Rolling Stones how she compared women’s inequality to racism, in that “you’re aware of it but that one day you wake up and think… it’s everywhere!”.
The 31-year-old was in Cannes this week, promoting her new film ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’, which was screened at the festival on Tuesday.
The actress is best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen on the hit HBO show ‘Game of Thrones’.
She is currently filming the eight and final season of the show, which will be released next year.