Emilia Clarke says there's no gender pay gap with 'Game of Thrones'

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Cannes 2018 Emilia Clarke makes a special gesture to her Game of Thrones fans

Most of Clarke's time is being invested in the final season of HBO's Game of Thrones in which she plays the "dragon queen" Daenerys Targaryen.

Clarke, who made her comments during an interview at Cannes, said actors need to be attentive during negotiations for roles.

On the show coming to an end, she said: 'It really feels like preparing to leave home, is how it feels.

Speaking at Kering Woman in Motion at the Cannes Film Festival, she said: 'On Game Of Thrones, I have always been paid the same amount as my male co-stars.

In the dark: The actress, who plays dragon queen Daenerys Targaryen in the hit HBO fantasy drama, now wrapping up the final ever season; she claimed not to know how it all will end, but predicted that no-one would be able to predict it. "No one really wants to know, people are always like 'Tell me, but don't tell me.' It will certainly be what none of us expect it to be".

A self-proclaimed feminist and supporter of the #MeToo movement, Clarke quickly turned the conversation to the ongoing issue, talking of the importance of maintaining its momentum. Making sure that everybody is heard in the industries that need to be heard and making sure that we are doing everything we can as quickly as possible but correctly so that this is a change that will stay.

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Emilia Clarke paid a special ode to her Game of thrones character with her red carpet look at Cannes

The language used to describe female roles is another area that needs revision, according to Clarke, who seems to have had enough of being asked about portraying "strong women" in her films.

"It was my first job, and I was not discriminated against because I was a woman in my paycheck", she said. Is there even another option for a female lead?

"Take the "strong" out of it, find another adjective, damn it", Clarke added.

Emilia's choice of attire perfectly showcased her slender frame as she posed on the red carpet. We are on the red carpet and someone has lent me a dress, so it's fine for me to say who I'm wearing.

Clarke said a way to combat the pay disparity is to "be aware of it", address it "in the beginning" and "fight harder for that stuff".

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