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“Game of Thrones” viewers have likely noticed that leading lady Emilia Clarke hasn’t shown much skin since the first season of the series. As she explains it, it’s because she thinks the suggestion of sexuality is much more appealing than witnessing the act.

“I don’t want to have sex thrown in my face and I’ve always thought the suggestion is so much more titillating than the act itself,” Clarke explains to The Daily Mail.

The 28-year-old appeared fully nude in Season 1 of “Thrones,” with naked scenes ranging from a scene where she bathed to one where she walked out of a fire with three baby dragons.

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Contrast that with Season 5, where it’s her costars that are revealing some skin — including a naked butt shot of Daenerys Targaryen’s love interest Daario Naharis — while she remains fully covered.

“Most sex scenes you see in films or on TV are gratuitous and they’re usually just to attract an audience,” Clarke says. “On screen, the subtler the better.”

She argues, “Sex scenes should be more subtle. … I’m British, so I cringe at that sort of thing anyway — I can’t stand it.”

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Clarke isn’t the only “Thrones” actress to forego nude scenes on the HBO drama: Lena Headey opted to use a body double for her naked Walk of Shame sequence in Season 5. Other actresses on the series, like Carice Von Houten, don’t mind showing some skin for their role.

Houten explains to New Zealand’s Stuff of her character Melisandre, “Her nudity is her instrument. It’s the way to get what she needs. Not that I’m saying [it’s] the right way to do everything [but] it happens.”

Though Clarke doesn’t strip for “Thrones” anymore, she did have a nude scene on Broadway in 2013 when she played Holly Golightly in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” In 2015, Clarke revealed she passed on the opportunity to star in “Fifty Shades of Grey” because it would have required her to shoot scenes naked.

Posted by:Terri Schwartz