"Because I have to, do you know what I mean?"
The actress may have been frustrated with the term, though she understands that the world of sci-fi and fantasy doesn't often afford women the same opportunities as men in terms of heroic abilities, yet offered alternatives of how to ask performers similar questions.
The 31-year-old actor, who is attending the Cannes Film Festival, where her new film "Solo: A Star Wars Story" is screening, said the usage of the phrase is particularly useless due to a presence of a female lead in a film. There's like a weak option?
"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". Now, actress Emilia Clarke has made a decision to join the talks during an interview at the Cannes Film Festival, on Tuesday. "Enough already with the strong women, please let's just be women".
"Or, how does it feel to play a "female lead" in a big blockbuster movie, or, how does it feel to play someone with power".
Emilia, who got her first break playing one of the most empowered women on television in GoT, admits that she is exhausted over the redundancy of the discussion.
The actor also said there are no strong men characters in films, unless they are physically strong.
'So I think it's mainly in the beginning, just be aware of that and going, "Can you just check?' she said of handling negotiations".
"Or just ask boys how it feels to be strong", Clarke replied.
The actress revealed she has always enjoyed pay parity with her male co-stars. "I'm just playing women!". So when there would come a job where that was maybe being discussed, again, it's shocking - actually shocking.
She added to Variety magazine at the "Women In Motion" panel at Cannes Film Festival: "You start to dig deep and see where it is, rife in the industry".