#MeToo is 'here to stay' says Game Of Thrones queen Emilia Clarke

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Queen Emilia Clarke Is Having an Absolute Blast on the Cannes Red Carpet This Year

She shot to fame because of the character she plays in the fantasy drama and naturally, feels sad about it all coming to an end.

"Take the "strong" out of it, find another adjective, damn it. (You can ask me) How does it feel to play a female lead in a big blockbuster movie? or How does it feel to play someone with power?" said the actor who plays the role of a Crimson Dawn gang member, named Qi'ra, in the much anticipated Star Wars movie.

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.

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". There's a "weak" option?

"It will be what none of us think it will be", she cryptically said. It just doesn't bear having the conversation, so enough already with the 'strong women, ' please. "I get very frustrated with that, in particular, because you don't get 'strong men, ' unless you're like, physically strong men. I mean, the list goes on", Clarke noted.

The reporter looked at Clarke and then panned the room, saying, "And there's journalists here, so maybe we can start with the training that you just gave everyone so we can stop using that word because I think people may just do it not knowing". "And then when they wanted me to be in it, I'm like, 'What? OK!"

Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen on "Game of Thrones", has just revealed that she and the male leads of HBO's fantasy series are paid the same amount.

"You start to dig deep and see where it is, rife in the industry".

While walking the crimson carpet for a screening of Solo: A Star Wars Story with fellow movie stars Alden Ehrenreich as the young Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Thandie Newton, it was impossible to miss Clarke's buoyant smile.

'It was my first job and I was not discriminated against because I was a woman, in my paycheck'. 'You just start to fight harder for that stuff'.

Emilia also admitted she's "sad" to be leaving the show after starring on it since the beginning in 2011.

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