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Nathalie Emmanuel: 'I'm not always hot'

Nathalie Emmanuel enjoys leading a healthy lifestyle and can feel the difference when she takes care of herself.

Nathalie Emmanuel didn't feel so "hot" when sat eating custard while watching herself in Game of Thrones.

The British beauty shows off a toned physique in HBO series and has even been brave enough to strip off several times. Although she works extra hard to stay in shape for the show, Nathalie, 27, will never stop herself from having the occasional treat - even if her former self wouldn't approve.

"There was one week where I was eating tons of pasta - I was cheating a bit - and I was watching (the show) that week," she recalled to "I had a particular thought about my abs. Because I sat there eating custard like, 'You know what? I don't feel so hot.' And it did make me go, 'Who I was a year ago, when I was shooting that, she would not eat that now!' But that's okay. You have to treat yourself. Life is too short to deprive yourself of things."

Nathalie tucks into nutritionally-balanced meals for the most part and takes part in regular exercise classes, such as yoga and boxing. She doesn't strive to build her impressive abs but admits she feels a lot better about herself when leading a sensible lifestyle.

"I enjoy being healthy and I enjoy feeling healthy, and I know the difference when I don't take of myself," she explained. "It's not like I am aiming for any particular goal or anything. It's more like it's a result of having balanced, healthy meals and just exercising. There is no secret!"

The Furious 7 star also touched upon her nude scenes in Game of Thrones and insists she'd only agree if it felt appropriate to the storyline, as well as being done in a respectful way. She's added that she's pleased to see more of a balance between male and female nudity recently and that the choice to do so is down to the individual.

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