After Game of Thrones, producers assumed Nathalie Emmanuel was open to nudity


Nathalie Emmanuel joined the cast of Game of Thrones in the third season, and had a couple of nude scenes over the intervening years. Her most notable one came in the show’s seventh season, where her character Missandei consummated her relationship with the Unsullied soldier Grey Worm.

Especially in its early years, Game of Thrones gained a reputation for gratuitous nudity, but Emmanuel’s few nude scenes were tasteful and relevant to the plot. But as she revealed on the Make It Reign podcast with Josh Smith, just because she agreed to nudity on this show doesn’t mean she was up for it whenever, whatever impression producers got.

“When I did Game of Thrones, I agreed towards certain nude scenes or nudity within the show,” Emmaneul said. “And the perception from other projects, when the role required nudity, that I was just open to do anything because I did it on that one show. But what people didn’t realize is I agreed terms and specific things for that one particular project, and that doesn’t necessarily apply to all projects.”

Nathalie Emmanuel stood her ground when producers asked her to do nude scenes she wasn’t comfortable with

Emmanuel remembered times that people would “challenge me” and argue that “this part requires that.” But she’s clearly ready to stand her ground. “That’s fine if you require that in the part. I don’t feel comfortable doing that level of nudity. I will do this amount, you know, I can do this, which I think is necessary for the part.”

"Frankly, if someone was like, ‘Well we need this nudity,’ I would be like, ‘Well, thank you very much, I appreciate your interest but that’s just not what I feel is necessary for this part and it’s a difference of opinion and creative difference and that’s fine.’"

According to Emmaneul, most people in the industry will “want to come to a compromise” about it.

You can next see Emmanuel in F9, the next movie in the fantastically popular Fast & Furious franchise. She reprises her role as hacker Ramsey. The movie comes out on June 25 in th U.S. and May 19 internationally.

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