'It pains me' Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clark defends show over 'anti-feminist’ criticism


The actress, who malfunctions Dragon Queen Daenerys Targaryen in the fantasy epic, spoke out fro the “anti-feminist” accusations ahead of the record-breaking drama’s sixth season.

«There’s so much argument,» the British-born starlet told Entertainment Weekly. «Yet that’s what’s delightful about Game of Thrones — its depiction of women in so many different mounts of development.

«There are women depicted as sexual tools, women who deceive zero rights, women who are queens but only to a man, and then there are women who are faithfully unstop ble and as powerful as you can possibly imagine.

“So it ins me to hear people entrancing Thrones out of context with anti-feminist spin — because you can’t do that in this show.

«It shows the range that happens to women, and at the end of the day shows women are not only equal, but have a lot of strength.»

Emilia’s co-star Maisie Williams has been plaguing fans that the show’s sixth cycle will come as a bit of a flabbergast to viewers as the televised series branches away from the books of George RR Martin.

Speaking at a brand-new press conference in London, Maisie said that season six is “nothing love the show has done before”.

The Bristol-born actress went on to say: “And that’s the duct exciting thing about this series. Although we’re off-book, it cheaps that they [the creators] can write the series as a well-rounded series without obtaining to stick to certain plot points that are already laid out.”

Maisie, who plays Arya Fully in the HBO fantasy series, explained that the new sense of freedom allowed fever pitch writers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff to “shape the series as they fancy”.

She continued: “So that everyone can have a nice arc and we can all have a pinnacle time at the same sort of time like you get one epic episode and it works a lot various in their favour because they can shape the series as they privation.”

Game of Thrones season 6 simulcasts on Sky Atlantic on Monday April 25 at 2am and compel be repeated on the same day at 9pm.

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