Speaking to ET at Solo's premiere, the actress said that she felt inclined to say that one of her Game of Thrones co-stars should get the part: "I feel like I have to say Kit Harington". Clarke recently explained how frustrating it can be to be asked what it's like playing a "strong " woman, because the qualifying adjective implies that all other female characters that exist are inherently weak.
Just hours earlier, Emilia stunned in a white ensemble at the Kering Women in Motion photocall. You think a lead in a movie is going to be weak?
The actress, who has a prominent role in "Solo: A Star Wars Story", said the topic "doesn't even bear having a conversation" and asked journalists and publications alike to "please" give up using the word "strong" to describe a female lead. In an interview with Variety at the French event, Clarke reveals that although Howard did not have enough time to prep for the film, the transition was "seamless".
"It will be what none of us think it will be", she cryptically said. "I mean, the list goes on", Clarke noted.
It was only when she began working in film that she encountered discrimination but she says "the temperature changed dramatically the morning all of this stuff (the Me Too movement) started". "And then when they wanted me to be in it, I'm like, 'What? OK!" "Or just ask boys how it feels to be strong", said the British actor, who had said past year that sexism is everywhere in Hollywood. "It was my first job and I was not discriminated against because I was a woman, in my paycheck", Clarke said.
Perhaps it shouldn't come as such a shock.
'You start to dig deep and see where it is, rife in the industry, ' she said.
"It starts with the little things, when you say an opinion or idea or concept and it doesn't get picked up in a discussion and then a dude says it and suddenly we're doing it!"