Emilia Clarke paid the same as male stars on 'Game of Thrones'

Speaking to ET at Solo's premiere, the actress said that she felt inclined to say that one of her Game of Thrones co-stars should get the part: "I feel like I have to say Kit Harington".

Emilia Clarke is sick and exhausted of being asked about how it feels to play "a strong woman".

Just hours earlier, Emilia stunned in a white ensemble at the Kering Women in Motion photocall. You're telling me that there's another option? There's a "weak" option?

The 31-year-old actress plays a childhood friend of intergalactic smuggler Han Solo in "Solo: A Star Wars Story" which was screened at Cannes film festival on Tuesday.

"You break the mold that's put into place and there's a huge amount of work that needs to go into addressing all of the things that need to be addressed". But by "continuing to apply gentle pressure" women can prevent the movement losing momentum, she said.

No conversation these days with a leading Hollywood star is incomplete without a discussion about living in the post-Weinstein era and vying more strongly for women's rights.

The actor also said there are no strong men characters in films, unless they are physically strong. "Unless I'm packing guns I don't know about, then let's change that", she added.

"Or just ask boys how it feels to be strong", Clarke replied.

Interestingly, Emilia, who plays Daenerys Targaryen in GoT, also opened up about the issue which is taking showbiz by storm - gender pay gap.

"'How does it feel to play a strong woman?' I'll tell you how it feels to play a woman, the end". So when there would come a job where that was maybe being discussed, again, it's shocking - actually shocking.

Variety quotes her saying: 'You start to dig deep and see where it is, rife in the industry.

Clarke said a way to combat the pay disparity is to "be aware of it", address it "in the beginning" and "fight harder for that stuff".

Actress Emilia Clarke poses for photographers during a photo call for the film "Solo: A Star Wars Story" at the 71st global film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

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