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Emilia Clarke says she was misquoted about hating her sex scenes on Game of Thrones.

In a lengthy Instagram post Wednesday, Clarke clarified her position, saying: "In drama, if a nude scene forwards a story or is shot in a way that adds insight into characters, I'm perfectly fine with it. Sometimes explicit scenes are required and make sense for the character/story, as they do in Westeros."

Clarke was responding to a report in Britain's Daily Mailthis week that quoted her as saying she "can't stand" filming sex scenes and believes the nudity in Game of Thrones "should be more subtle."

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According to Clarke's Instagram post, she was "quoted entirely out of context for an outlet I didn't agree to speak with." Added Clarke: "If it's gratuitous for gratuitous sake, then I will discuss with a director on how to make it more subtle. In either case, like a good Mother of Dragons, I'm always in control."

Check out her post here. Do you think the sex scenes in Game of Thrones are gratuitous?

I was followed into a party by a journalist who asked me a question about female empowerment and then quoted me entirely out of context for an outlet I didn't agree to speak with. So I feel now, with the beauty of Instagram I should clarify my statements, if for nothing else than for posterity. In drama, if a nude scene forwards a story or is shot in a way that adds insight into characters, I'm perfectly fine with it. Sometimes explicit scenes are required and make sense for the characters/story, as they do in Westeros. If it's gratuitous for gratuitous sake, then I will discuss with a director on how to make it more subtle. In either case, like a good Mother of Dragons, I'm always in control. #dracarys #bodiesmaybetemplesbutmindsarewhatmatter #MODforreal

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