AceShowbiz - %cEmilia Clarke% almost played Anastasia Steele in "Fifty Shades of Grey" before the "Game of Thrones" actress turned it down. It was revealed during her interview for the latest edition of The Hollywood Reporter.
"No regrets," she said about passing up the chance to star in the kinky movie. No regrets indeed since she has gone on to land a coveted role of Sarah Connor in "Terminator Genisys" which is due to arrive in theaters Stateside on July 1.
"I'd done nudity before and was concerned with being labeled for doing it again," Clarke explained. Aside from her racy scenes on the HBO show, she also did a nude scene on Broadway stage for "Breakfast at Tiffany's." "That was a bit bonkers," she recalled.
But it was her role as the dragon owner Daeny that catapulted her name to stardom. "Never in a million years did I think Game of Thrones was going to take off like it did," she said. "It's taken me five years to catch up with it. I'm still not sure I'm there."
She was so famous for her platinum blonde-haired character that some might not recognize her with her natural dark tresses. It happened when she auditioned for "Dom Hemingway". "I love Game of Thrones, [but] I didn't recognise her because she didn't have her wig. I'm literally like, 'What have you been doing lately?' And she [said], 'Oh, I've been doing this show'," director Richard Shepard told Page Six. "Oh? What's the show?" he recalled his response to her answer.