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Emilia Clarke compares Hollywood sexism to racism

"Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke says women continue to be treated "differently" from men in Hollywood.

Published: 29th June 2017 04:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th June 2017 04:57 PM   |  A+A-

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones series | file photo

LOS ANGELES: "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke says women continue to be treated "differently" from men in Hollywood.

The British actress, who plays Daenerys Targaryen in "Game of Thrones", compared sexism in the industry to racism.

"I feel so naive for saying it, but it's like dealing with racism. You're aware of it, and you're aware of it, but one day, you go, 'Oh, my God, it's everywhere," rollingstone.com quoted her as saying. 

She added: "Like you suddenly wake up to it and you go, 'Wait a f**king second, are you treating me different because I've got a pair of t**s? Is that actually happening? It took me a really long time to see that I do get treated differently. But I look around, and that's my daily life." 

The actress says that her nude scenes in the show doesn't stop her "from being a feminist". 

"Like, guess what? Yes, I've got mascara on, and I also have a high IQ, so those two things can be one and the same," she added. 

Meanwhile, Clarke is excited about the seventh season of the fantasy series, which will debut on July 16 in the US. It will premiere in India on Star World and Star World HD on July 18.

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