Emilia Clarke turned down Fifty Shades of Grey due to nude scenes

Emilia Clarke turned down the lead role in Fifty Shades of Grey because she didn’t want to get naked onscreen again.The British actress was among the stars considered to play Anastasia Steele in the 2015 adaptation of E.L. James’ erotic novel, with the…

Emilia Clarke turned down the lead role in Fifty Shades of Grey because she didn’t want to get naked onscreen again.

The British actress was among the stars considered to play Anastasia Steele in the 2015 adaptation of E.L. James’ erotic novel, with the film directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson.

However, Emilia has now shared that she rejected an offer to portray the leading lady as she was sick of being asked questions about disrobing for hit TV series Game of Thrones, in which she played Daenerys Targaryen.

“Well, Sam (Taylor-Johnson) is a magician. I love her, and I thought her vision was beautiful. But the last time that I was naked on camera on (Game of Thrones) was a long time ago, and yet it is the only question that I ever get asked because I am a woman,” she said during The Hollywood Reporter’s Drama Actress Roundtable, which also included Patricia Arquette, Michelle Williams, Christine Baranski, Danai Gurira and Niecy Nash. “And it’s annoying as hell and I’m sick and tired of it because I did it for the character – I didn’t do it so some guy could check out my t**s, for God’s sake. So, that coming up, I was like, ‘I can’t.'”

Emilia went on to explain that she also feared being “pigeonholed” in Hollywood.

“I did a minimal amount and I’m pigeonholed for life, so me saying yes to that, where the entire thing is about sensuality and sex and being naked and all of that stuff, I was just like, ‘No way am I going to voluntarily walk into that situation,’ and then never be able to look someone in the eye and be like, ‘No, you can’t keep asking me this question,'” the 32-year-old commented.

Anastasia was ultimately played by Dakota Johnson, while the part of Christian Grey went to Jamie Dornan. The duo reprised their roles for the two follow-up films in the franchise; 2017’s Fifty Shades Darker and 2018’s Fifty Shades Freed.

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Christine Baranski preparing for secret movie musical

Actress Christine Baranski has been warming up her vocals in her laundry room to prepare for a new movie musical. The Mamma Mia! star reveals she recently signed on for a top secret festive film, in which she will be required to sing, so she has been …

Actress Christine Baranski has been warming up her vocals in her laundry room to prepare for a new movie musical.

The Mamma Mia! star reveals she recently signed on for a top secret festive film, in which she will be required to sing, so she has been making use of the “great” acoustics in her basement to ensure she will be able to hit the high notes when the production begins.

“I am currently preparing for a musical and it’s not been announced so I can’t say anything… but it is yet another movie musical,” she shares. “I have to sing a lot but I’m now learning the music, and I don’t like to sing in my apartment because I feel embarrassed with the neighbours maybe hearing, so I go in the laundry room.

“I’ve sung Stephen Sondheim in my laundry room, (songs by fellow Broadway composer) Jerry Herman; I’ve sung ABBA…”

Although Christine isn’t allowed to name the project she is set to star in, she indicates her character will be rather wicked.

“I’m about to play another mean character. I do mean really well!” she laughs.

The actress previously took on the role of Cinderella’s evil stepmother in 2014 movie musical Into the Woods, based on the 1986 James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim Broadway hit of the same name, and she also portrayed a baddie in animated 2016 film Trolls.

Her penchant for tackling less-than-charming characters forced Christine to explain to her three grandchildren that the roles she plays onscreen are just for fun.

“I think they now realise I’m really a nice grandma, but… I have the best witch voice…!” she smiles. “My grandsons know it’s all pretend. I’m very careful to say to them, ‘This is the world of make-believe, and in the world of make-believe you can do anything’, and then you can say, ‘It’s over now’.”

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Susan Sarandon and Christine Baranski to star in Bad Moms’ Moms

Susan Sarandon and Christine Baranski have signed on to star in comedy Bad Moms’ Moms.At the STX Films presentation held as part of CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Tuesday (02Apr19), STX Films chairman Adam Fogelson announced that the studio was making a thi…

Susan Sarandon and Christine Baranski have signed on to star in comedy Bad Moms’ Moms.

At the STX Films presentation held as part of CinemaCon in Las Vegas on Tuesday (02Apr19), STX Films chairman Adam Fogelson announced that the studio was making a third instalment in the Bad Moms franchise – a follow-up to 2016 hit Bad Moms and 2017 sequel A Bad Moms Christmas.

Sarandon, 72, will reprise her role as Kathryn Hahn’s character Carla’s rebellious mother Isis Dunkler while 66-year-old Baranski will once again star as Ruth Redmond – the mum of Mila Kunis’ Amy Mitchell. In addition, Cheryl Hines will reprise her role as Sandy, the mother of Kristen Bell’s Kiki.

Fogelson did not offer up any more details about Bad Moms’ Moms, including whether the core cast of the original two films would be returning, though he did describe the movie as “a whole new adventure that is attracting all sorts of great talent.”

In A Bad Moms Christmas, the plot followed Amy, Carla, and Kiki as they dealt with the arrival of their own mothers during the festive period. At the conclusion of the film, it was indicated that the older mums – Isis, Ruth, and Sandy – had become friends and were even planning a trip to Las Vegas, making it likely that Sin City will be where the next flick picks up.

Written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, Bad Moms was an unexpected success at the box office, grossing over $183 million (£139 million) worldwide, while A Bad Moms Christmas made over $130 million (£99 million) globally. Previously, bosses at STX Films indicated that they were considering making a Bad Dads film, but with Bad Moms’ Moms in the works, it appears that idea is on the backburner.

Sarandon was most recently seen onscreen in TV series Ray Donovan and has been filming movies Going Places and Blackbird. Meanwhile, Baranski reprised her role as Tanya in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again and fronted TV show The Good Fight, and Hines, 53, has appeared in Curb Your Enthusiasm and voiced a character in the animated feature The Legend of Secret Pass.

A potential release date for Bad Moms’ Moms has not yet been set.

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