Entertainment Emilia Clarke: Stop Referring to Female Characters as ‘Strong,’ It’s Sexist

13:30  16 may  2018
13:30  16 may  2018 Source:   variety.com

Emilia Clarke Shut Down This Sexist Interview Question In The Best Way

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"Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke shuts down critics who claim the HBO series is sexist . While it is true that some female characters have had a rough go of it on "Thrones," it ' s also true that the show empowers many of its female characters more than any other series on TV.

Indeed Clarke believes that it may only be the fact that Dany was once married to a Dothraki that keeps them from killing her. She has a point, especially since she is a woman. EW asked Emilia Clarke about the sexism charges despite the fact that the show has many strong female characters .

Emilia Clarke wants everyone to know that she doesn’t play strong female leads, just female leads.© getty Emilia Clarke wants everyone to know that she doesn’t play strong female leads, just female leads. Emilia Clarke wants everyone to know that she doesn’t play strong female leads, just female leads.

In an interview at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday as part of the Kering Women in Motion talks, the “Solo: A Star Wars Story” lead condemned the usage of the phrase “strong women” by journalists as sexist. She said its usage is senseless for a female lead.

“If it’s not strong, what is it? Are you telling me there’s another option, that there’s a weak option?” Clarke said. “You think a lead in a movie is going to be a weak woman? It just doesn’t even bear having the conversation, so enough already with the strong women, please.”

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Many female characters are treated unfairly and physically abused. Even the series’ biggest fans have commented at its sexist overtones, insisting that the series is perpetuating these Emilia Clarke (the actress who portrays Dany) agrees with the latter, claiming Game of Thrones really isn’t a sexist series.

Emilia Clarke has given her opinion on people describing female lead characters as " strong women" or " strong female characters ." She doesn't like it . The Solo: A Star Wars Story actress opened up about what she sees as a " sexist " point of phrase.

Emilia Clarke posing for the camera© Provided by Variety Clarke used male leads as an example by pointing out that they’re rarely referred to as “strong men,” unless they’re physically strong. She said the solution to her frustration is to eliminate the phrasing entirely.

“Unless I’m packing guns I don’t know about, then let’s change that,” she continued.

Clarke suggested different adjectives can be used in questions such as “What does it feel like to play someone with power?” or “How does it feel to play a female lead in a big blockbuster movie?”

“Take the ‘strong’ out of it, find another adjective, damn it,” Clarke said. “I’m just playing women.”

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