May 17, 2016 04:45 AM EDT

Emilia Clarke In 'Game of Thrones' Doesn't Use Body Doubles In Season 6

By Jane Reed

By now you would have seen "Game of Thrones" season 6 episode 4 but if you haven't, then this is an obligatory spoiler alert.

In "Game of Thrones" season 6 episode 4, Emilia Clarke's nude scene was the focal point and peak in the story titled "The Book of the Stranger." She argued with the priestess of the Dosh Khaleen and faced the many Khals for judgment. But in the end, the dragon queen prevailed. Once again, Daenerys Targaryen has risen from the fire and proved to the people that she is the queen.

In a fiery ending, Emilia Clark's character Daenerys Targaryen finally escaped her Dothraki captors. Of course, like she did in "Game of Thrones" season 3, she had to escape nude because her clothes are flammable. So Emilia Clarke bares it all for her role.

But according to the Telegraph, many were skeptic about her nude scene. Did Emilia Clarke use a body double? She told Entertainment Weekly that she opted not to use a body double unlike another cast member, Lena Headey, who was under fire for using a younger body double for Cersei Lannister's infamous walk of shame. The mother of dragons said, "I'd like to remind people the last time I took my clothes off was season 3. That was a while ago. It's now season 6. But this is all me, all proud, all strong. I'm just feeling genuinely happy I said 'Yes.' There ain't no body double!"

Clark wanted to do it herself this time. Previously, the HBO production team enlisted model Rosie Mac who worked as her double in previous episodes where she doesn't speak. She clarified her stand on an Instagram post:

"I was followed into a party by a journalist who asked me a question about female empowerment and then quoted me entirely out of context for an outlet I didn't agree to speak with. So I feel now, with the beauty of Instagram I should clarify my statements, if for nothing else than for posterity. In drama, if a nude scene forwards a story or is shot in a way that adds insight into characters, I'm perfectly fine with it. Sometimes explicit scenes are required and make sense for the characters/story, as they do in Westeros. If it's gratuitous for gratuitous sake, then I will discuss with a director on how to make it more subtle. In either case, like a good Mother of Dragons, I'm always in control. #dracarys #bodiesmaybetemplesbutmindsarewhatmatter #MODforreal"

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