We expect that taking on a role in an action movie can be grueling, but “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke’s diet for “Terminator: Genesis” sounds just plain awful.
The actress, who will be playing Sarah Conner in the upcoming film, revealed just how harsh her diet was in an interview with InStyle.
“I have not been allowed to eat anything that might taste good at all.” She then listed all the foods she’s been told to avoid, including wheat, sugar, caffeine, and dairy products. She did say she could enjoy a cup of tea, but only one, and without cream and sugar.
Such a restrictive diet definitely limits what the actress can eat, and she said during her interview how much she missed enjoying her favorite foods and eating whatever she wanted.
Clarke is another actor in a series of many who have gone to extremes for their roles. Most notably are Matthew Mcconaughey and Anne Hathaway. Both lost extreme amounts of weight for the roles that eventually led to their Oscars. The trend of Hollywood rewarding extreme weight loss with prestigious awards is unsettling, but sadly nothing new.
If there’s an upside to Clarke’s diet, it’s that she’s not trying to become sickly thin for her role, but rather get in the best shape possible. In addition to her extreme diet, she has also been training extensively in preparation for her role as a robot-killer.
“I’ve been spending all day, every day in weapons training,” she said during her interview. “I’ve been shooting guns, weightlifting, kickboxing, and generally kicking a lot of a**.”
Clarke’s character on “Game of Thrones,” Daenerys Targaryen is plenty tough (she is the Mother of Dragons after all) but it appears starring in an action film takes it to a whole new level.
Filming for the latest installment of the “Terminator” series doesn’t start until April, so Clarke has some time to go before she can go off her rigorous diet.
While she’s not thrilled about her new diet, Clarke did say she’s looking forward to showing off her new skills in the film. Once it wraps, she’s also looking forward to enjoying her favorite foods once again.
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