Emilia Clarke believes new film Last Christmas is anti-Brexit
The film was co-written by Dame Emma Thompson.
Emilia Clarke believes her upcoming festive film is anti-Brexit.
The Game Of Thrones actress stars in seasonal romantic comedy Last Christmas.
Clarke believes the film, penned in part by Dame Emma Thompson, is in opposition to Brexit.
— Last Christmas (@lastchristmas) August 14, 2019
The actress told BBC Radio 4’s Front Row that the script reflects the “politically active” worldview of Thompson.
Asked on the show if the film was “anti-Brexit”, the star said: “Yes, definitely.
“You get to see on a cinema screen someone’s point of view as someone who was not born in this country, but who is here and who is living a life and just trying to get through.”
She added: “It really is a journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance, and acceptance on a broad scale – this to the backdrop of Brexit, and that’s a lot to do with acceptance.”
The film sees Clarke play a floundering shop worker whose family has fled the former Yugoslavia.
Dame Emma co-stars as her mother in the Christmas romantic comedy, and Clarke believes the film reflects her views.
She said: “Emma Thompson and Greg Wise (her husband) are politically active, and they would never write a script that wasn’t in line with the way they thought, so it’s there.”
Front Row airs weeknights at 7.15pm on Radio 4 on BBC Sounds.