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Thrones star's 'no' to Fifty Shades

Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke says she turned down the role of Anastasia Steele in the film version of Fifty Shades Of Grey because of the "huge amount of nudity" in the big screen version of the erotic tale.

The actress, who regularly flashes the flesh in her role as Daenerys Targaryen in the bloodthirsty fantasy show, told Marie Claire she was worried about being typecast.

The Fifty Shades film, which was directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and starred Jamie Dornan as suave businessman Christian Grey, was a critical flop but a huge box-office hit.

Clarke told Marie Claire: " I really wanted to work with Sam Taylor-Johnson because she's f***ing amazing. But there is a huge amount of nudity in the film. I'll never say 'I'm never doing nudity' because I've already done it, but I thought I might get stuck in a pigeonhole that I would have struggled to get out of."

The actress also said her filming schedule got in the way of romance, saying: " I kept thinking that for clarity of mind, I had to be in one place. And then I just realised that's not how this life is going to work. It makes (relationships) absolutely impossible. I'm soppy and I do like to believe that when the right person comes along, it will work, because you want to make it work. Everyone else seems to manage it."

:: Read the full interview in the July issue of Marie Claire, out now.

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