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Games Of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke reveals she needed ‘vodka and flattering lighting’ to strip naked on set

GAME Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has admitted needing "vodka and flattering lighting" to strip naked on set.

The actress, 32, made the confession when talking about the memorable scene in which Daenerys Targaryen walked through fire completely starkers.

Revealing the secret behind the "empowering" scene, she told The Mirror: "It was just a wonderful, strong moment I wanted to own, a real empowering, girl-power wow scene.

"I was so thrilled with it. It’s not a sexy scene – she’s not naked for no reason, it’s not gratuitous.

“She’s naked because she has just destroyed her enemies in this almighty blaze after they underestimated her. She played her trump card – how could I say no?

“All I needed was vodka, some flattering lighting and I was ready!”

The revelation came after Emilia admitted she couldn't even look at herself after having brain surgery to remove two aneurysms.

The Me Before You star credited the life-changing experience to a shift in her view of herself and beauty.

Speaking to Stylist, Emilia discussed how much of a toll the operations took on not only her health but her self confidence.

She said: “After my operations, I didn’t want to look at my own face. I don’t normally, but all my emotions were heightened.

“When I looked in the mirror, I just saw pain in my eyes. I found it very, very difficult. I used to put on make-up without looking in the mirror, which probably made me look a lot worse.

“My face didn’t change, but my feelings about myself changed. When you can look at yourself in the eyes and feel OK with what’s looking back at you, then what more do you need?”

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