Emilia Clarke defends the violence against women in Game of Thrones

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Game of Thrones has been known for it's violence towards it's characters irrespective of their gender. However the 5th season was more violent than usual and most of the times, women were at the receiving end, be it what happened to Sansa after her wedding or Cersei's walk of shame. This has made some people angry and some of the fans have protested against such portrayal of women in the show. Recently Emilia Clarke talked with Entertainment Weekly and they asked her about the violence against women and this is how she responded:
“Well, obviously, it’s never nice hearing criticism about something that you, and you know everybody else puts their heart, soul, blood, sweat, and tears into. But in the same breath, it’s a shocking show so it’s going to invite commentary that everybody is free to have about the show. So I think it’s a couple of things, because I mean, as an actor, it’s bizarre, because you’ll relish those dark moments that allow you to get your teeth into a character and really kind of explore the darker depths to the reality of life and things that happen every day. But I think the thing that’s important to remember is that sadly, first and foremost, it’s a story that we’re telling that is make-believe—that is based in a fantastical world. So, whilst there is a political commentary that people can take from the show because that is everyone’s right to do so, I think not taking it too seriously is kind of the key here. So yeah, that’s kind of what I think, basically.”
In case you want to listen to the entire conversation, check this audio clip below

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