Now this is an idea we can get behind! Emilia Clarke said that she would like to play Jane Bond with Leonardo DiCaprio as her leading man in a recent interview with the U.K.’s Daily Star.
“I have a lot of unrealized dreams,” the Me Before You actress, 29, told the newspaper. “I would love to play Jane Bond.”
“My ultimate leading man would be Leonardo DiCaprio,” she added, revealing her pick for the first ever Bond boy. “No doubt about it.” If Clarke’s wish ever came to fruition (fingers crossed!), DiCaprio, 41, would follow in the footsteps of stars such as Halle Berry and Monica Bellucci, both of whom have played love interests for agent 007.
This isn’t the first time that the Game of Thrones beauty has suggested a role reversal for men and women in film and television. In a May 2016 cover story for Glamour, Clarke (who plays Khaleesi, aka Daenerys Targaryen, the Mother of Dragons) said that she’d like to see more male nudity on her hit HBO fantasy drama series.
“[I’d] bring back all the pretty boys, get them to take their trousers down, and be like, ‘I’m now the queen of everything!’” she quipped to the magazine. “I’d like close-ups of all the boys’ penises, please.'”
During an April 14 appearance on Conan, the London native — who has filmed many a nude scene for GoT — echoed her remarks about having the guys of Westeros show just as much skin as their female counterparts.
“There’s plenty of female nudity [on Game of Thrones], myself included, and I feel like … I think we should get some equal male nudity and female nudity. I think it is a discussion that should be had,” she said on the late-night talk show. “Free the penis.”
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