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Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke today took part in Variety magazine's Women in Motion talks where she gave her thoughts on the sustainability of the #MeToo movement.

Clarke also addressed the director shake-up during the filming of the movie, which shifted to Ron Howard halfway through production.

'It will be what none of us think it will be, ' she said.

The actress, who plays dragon queen Daenerys Targaryen in the hit HBO fantasy drama, now wrapping up the final ever season; she claimed not to know how it all will end, but predicted that no-one would be able to predict it.

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"It's like preparing to leave home".

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'So that's exciting, but it's sad and scary all at the same time.

"Walking on set, I felt a difference in the room that was really interesting to navigate but then you kind of ease into it and you say 'this is it!'".

It was only when she began working in film that she encountered discrimination but she says "the temperature changed dramatically the morning all of this stuff (the Me Too movement) started".

Speaking in Cannes where she was promoting the latest episode in the Star Wars franchise, Clarke said: "It's really hard because this is a problem that has been around forever so changing it overnight is impossible".

She pointed to education, the imposing of contractual obligations in terms of equality in the workplace and certain quotas regarding the representation of female directors in key competitions, as important next steps to take. "It just doesn't even bear having the conversation, so enough already with the strong women, please", Clarke added.

"I'm playing a woman". (Well, so did Chewbacca - understandably so.) We just want to know: what jokes is Glover telling?

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