Game Of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel tells of fight to be positive about her body
Game Of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel has said she has sometimes struggled with feeling positive about her body.
The actress, 28, appears as adviser to Emilia Clarke's Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO show.
She told the Evening Standard: "There's that thing where you just compare yourself to every advert or every poster and think, 'Wait, is that how I should look?' and I just didn't look like that.
"I've always had to be positive with my thoughts and be like, 'You know what, how you are and what you are is fine. Even if you gained however much weight, you're still fine'
"It's not something that had a huge hold on me, but to say I didn't have certain insecurities or was worried about that, that would be untrue. But for a few years now I've been like, 'I look healthy, I look after myself'.
"There's this real pressure and ideas that are put on women on how to be and how to look and how to act," added Emmanuel.
The former Hollyoaks star said she was proud after appearing in a nude scene Game Of Thrones, adding: "I feel like it was relevant to the storyline.
"I'm not ashamed of my body in any way, it's just a body, I have breasts like every woman and everything else that comes with my body is just my body.
"For me, the shock of it isn't really there. But that doesn't mean I'm going to get my kit off for any part that requires it, it has to feel appropriate."
Belfast Telegraph Digital