Emilia Clarke on 'Esquire's' sexiest woman alive cover: 'That's me Photoshopped and drunk'

Sometimes you need a little liquid courage! Emilia Clarke may play the Mother of Dragons on "Game of Thrones," but that doesn’t mean she’s confident all the time. The 29-year-old British star visited "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Thursday, to talk about her hit HBO series and being named “The Sexiest Woman Alive” by Esquire magazine back in November.

“That was a funny shoot,” Clarke said of the seductive photos. “Doing those kind of sex scenes on camera is one thing, but doing it as yourself, I need alcohol to do.”

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Thankfully, the magazine crew obliged and helped Clarke out during the shoot.