Few hours before stepping the red carpet in Cannes Film festival for the premiere of ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story,” Emilia Clarke who is a London-born actress sat down to talk about the debut of the star wars franchise and current shifts in the movie industry.
Speaking frankly –organize as part of Kering’s ongoing “Women in Motion” talk series- the star spoke candidly of the creative process of building her “Star Wars” persona.
“Some things I had to fight for, but the team was generally very generous in terms of collaborating to create the character,” Clarke told, who starred in the role of Qi’ra in the film. “I put in a lot of research to determine my character, there’s so much material if you want to dig in.”
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She also speaks about the director shake-up that shifted to Ron Howard halfway through production “He took us from a kind of what are we doing phase to a place of such ease and comfort and fun.”
In addition, she is in the midst of filming the finale episodes of Games of Thrones as Daenerys Targaryen, a career-defining role for the young actress. Clarke thinks HBO is filming different version of Game of Thrones finales.
Clarke who is a feminist and supporter of the #MeToo movement turns her chit-chat to the ongoing issue, talking about the importance and keep it alive.
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Clarke started, she is questioned if #METOO is dying down. “The issue is that it reached a fever pitch that is absolutely unsustainable, in terms if how soundbite-y it is.” She added, we all must know clearly that the moment is working harder and we better continue to keep gentle pressure on the industry.
She believes it needs time to solve and it cannot be done overnight.