Emilia Clarke says that the #MeToo movement needs work to be sustained

Angelo Anderson
May 16, 2018

"I'm just playing women", Clarke said in an interview as part of the Kering Women in Motion talks, reported Variety. "I put in a lot of research to determine my character, there's so much material if you want to dig in".

One could imagine that Ron Howard stepping into the director's chair when Solo was well into production would be challenging for both the filmmaker and the cast.

'It will be what none of us think it will be, ' she said.

Elsewhere in the conversation, Clarke discussed changing directors mid-way through the "Solo" shoot and the final season of "Thrones", which she is in the middle of filming as the steel-willed Daenerys Targaryen.

"It's like preparing to leave home". 'That's exciting, but it's sad and scary all at the same time, ' she said.

'It has been my entire life.

"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!'". But she also warned against an "unnecessarily aggressive" approach. "So I think it's mainly in the beginning, just be aware of that and going, 'Can you just check?'" she said about negotiating pay.

"I keep getting questions as to whether #MeToo is dying down".

Speaking in Cannes where she was promoting the latest episode in the Star Wars franchise, Clarke said: "It's really hard because this is a problem that has been around forever so changing it overnight is impossible". "[The movement] is here to stay". Is Waller-Bridge secretly tapping her on the shoulder in between takes?

'It was my first job and I was not discriminated against because I was a woman, in my paycheck'. Why call her strong? "Take the "strong" out of it, find another adjective, damn it".

Ditto when it comes to being asked about her clothing choices on the red carpet: "Fashion is OK".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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