“Obviously, knowing it was HBO and knowing it was going to be 100 percent tasteful, totally legit, everything is all wonderful,” Clarke explained. “And knowing the character, getting to grips with the character, knowing what needs to happen and what needs to be shown, as a young girl it’s obviously a huge thing and obviously really scary,” she revealed.
Clarke added that she quickly got over her brief moments of insecurity.
“You just overcome it, because as soon as I’m in the character that’s it: You’re her, you’re not yourself,” she said. “And they did it beautifully, they did it tastefully. I’ll watch it first before my dad watches it,” she joked.
Does her dad know how much of his daughter will be shown onscreen? Or what the character goes through?
“It was a dialogue with my mom, and my mom would tell my dad,” Clarke said. “And my brother doesn’t know at all,” she added, laughing.