Are you telling me there's another option, that there's a weak option? "Take the strong out of it. Find another adjective, dammit!"
"I'm gonna tell you how it feels to play a woman".
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 like a weak option?
Clarke - who will play Han Solo's childhood friend Qi'ra in the upcoming Star Wars spin-off movie - also indicated she might turn her dragons on reporters who ask her how it feels to play a "strong female character".
"Let's just be women", she said, suggesting alternative questions could be, "How does it feel to play a female lead in a big blockbuster movie?" or "How does it feel to play someone with power?"
The 31-year-old actress stars as Daenerys Targaryen in the hit HBO fantasy drama, and has said she has never experienced gender inequality when it comes to her pay on the show.
"We can say 'Hey guys, on a really basic level you haven't filled your quota so hi, I'm here to fill your quota!'". "But yeah, so I get very frustrated with that in particular because you don't get 'strong men, ' unless they're like physically strong men. So unless I'm packing guns I don't know about, let's change that".
"You break the mould ...and then there's a huge amount of work that goes into addressing all that needs to be addressed", she said, adding that quotes could be brought into place for women and minorities in films and television. "Or just ask boys how it feels to be strong", said the British actor, who had said a year ago that sexism is everywhere in Hollywood. So when there would come a job where that was maybe being discussed, again, it's shocking - actually shocking.
Variety quotes her saying: 'You start to dig deep and see where it is, rife in the industry.
"It starts with the little things, when you say an opinion or idea or concept and it doesn't get picked up in a discussion and then a dude says it and suddenly we're doing it!"
Directed by Ron Howard, Solo: A Star Wars Story opens in cinemas on May 25.