Emilia Clarke has "no regrets" about turning down the female lead in "Fifty Shades of Grey."
The "Game of Thrones" star took two meetings with director Sam Taylor-Johnson about playing ingenue Anastasia Steele but ultimately turned down the blockbuster because she didn't want to be typecast as a woman who takes off her clothes, the actress said in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter.
"I'd done nudity before and was concerned with being labeled for doing it again," the 28-year-old British actress said.
Clarke, who plays exiled royal Daenerys Targaryen on "Thrones," also disrobed as Holly Golightly in the 2013 Broadway production of "Breakfast at Tiffany's." HBO, however, has cut down on Daenerys' nudity.
The fifth season of the behemoth series premieres April 12, and production on Season 6 will begin in July. Though she denies it, the star is expected to be earning $7 million by the seventh season as a result of a collective negotiation reportedly involving her and costars Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie Lannister), Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), the mag said.
In the meantime, Clarke has another other high-profile role locked down: Come July 1, she'll hit the big screen as Sarah Connor in "Terminator: Genisys" alongside boyfriend Jai Courtney, who plays Kyle Reese. She's also agreed to appear in "Me Before You," an adaptation of JoJo Moyes' best-selling novel that starts production in April.
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