Emilia Clarke Was Totally Wasted for Her ‘Photoshopped’ Nude ‘Esquire’ Cover

Drink up, Daenerys! Emilia Clarke may strip down on HBO's Game of Thrones, but that doesn't mean it's an easy task. The British actress revealed during The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday, April 14, that she needed to have plenty of booze on hand while shooting her November 2015 nude Esquire magazine spread.

"That was a funny shoot … Doing those kind of sex scenes on camera is one thing, but doing it as yourself — I need alcohol to do [it]. That's what I needed," Clarke, 29, told host Ellen DeGeneres. "They just kept giving me vodka, and I'd be like, 'I'm just gonna keep the sheet up [to cover myself].'"

Emilia Clarke on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
Emilia Clarke on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' Michael Rozman/Warner Bros

The publication named Clarke as "the Sexiest Woman Alive" in 2015. Some of the hot photos included her naked and sprawled out on a bed, covering herself with just a white sheet and striking a glamorous pose in a revealing black bodysuit.

"It's not really naked, it's just a little," said the Me Before You star on Thursday.

DeGeneres, 58, replied: "It's tastefully done. So, you were drunk?"

Emilia Clarke on the cover of 'Esquire'
Emilia Clarke on the cover of 'Esquire'

"Yes! That's me drunk," Clarke said, laughing. "That's me Photoshopped and drunk. That's what I look like."

Watch Clarke and DeGeneres' interview in the video above!

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