All Hail Emilia Clarke, World's Sexiest Woman

Esquire just made it official.

Emilia Clarke posing in a black dress.
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When they're not crashing our highly serious/important/intellectual debates about the Song of the SummerEsquire does stuff like crowning Emilia Clarke sexiest woman alive 2015Finally, we agree on something.

Emilia Clarke poses seductively on a bed wrapped in a sheet.

(Image credit: Vincent Peters)

In the interview accompanying her Liz Taylor-y shoot, the Tupac fan wears a disguise, talks about crying while filming sex scenes, and grins and bears it all like a proper English person. Here are the most interesting bits from the profile, which you can read in full here.

"I had two scenes which told me nothing and not very much time in which to read all those [George R. R. Martin] books," says Emilia. "So I did what every good actor does and Wikipedia'd the living crap out of it."

"There was a lot of nudity, a rape scene, she was 23 years old, exposing her body. Her character suffered and she suffered with her. 'Once, I had to take a little time out. I said I needed a cup of tea, had a bit of a cry, and was ready for the next scene.'"

Emilia Clarke poses nude, chest down, on a bed.

(Image credit: Vincent Peters)

"'How do you take it?' she says. 'In my family we always argue about the order of pouring. I'm a milk-first kind of girl.'" 

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