NOTE: Spoilers from “Game of Thrones” Season 6, Episode 4, “Book of the Stranger,” ahead. Read at your own risk!
If there’s one person we don’t want to mess with after Sunday night’s “Game of Thrones” episode, it’s Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke). The badass Mother of Dragons managed to escape her Dothraki captors, then set the tent she was in on fire, leaving everyone inside to die.
She walked away from the fiery scene naked — Dany may be fireproof, but her clothes aren’t — and seemingly stronger than ever, as the Dothrakis bowed down to her. (The last time we were made aware of Dany’s fireproof power was in Season 1.)
“It’s so exciting, very tingly-making. Every season I get at least one spine-chilling moment,” Clarke told Entertainment Weekly of the scene. “I just stand up and I go, ‘I’m hearing what you’re all saying, but funny thing, I’m going to kill you all. I forgot that I have an ace in my back pocket and now I win.’”
Win is definitely what the queen of Meereen does — since she was able to take out the Dothraki leadership, she may have found herself a larger army.
“She realizes that this is the missing piece,” Clarke explained. “The Dothraki are the missing piece of her crew — she’s seemingly indestructible having Dothraki on her side.”
The actress also wanted viewers to know that the person you saw in the nude scene was all her, “all proud, all strong.”
“I’d like to remind people the last time I took my clothes off was Season 3,” she told EW. “That was awhile ago. It’s now Season 6. But this is all me, all proud, all strong. I’m just feeling genuinely happy I said ‘Yes.’ That ain’t no body double!”
It makes sense that Clarke is so open about the topic — the actress was once misquoted saying she hates doing explicit sex scenes, which she later corrected with a post on Instagram. She has absolutely no problem owning her latest nude scene, and she’s ready to talk about it.
“How many times has [Daario actor] Michiel Huisman been asked about the fact he’s taken his clothes off a bunch? Is that even a discussion? No,” she said. “So I’m doing it this year and people can talk about it and I’m ready to answer any questions about it, basically.”