While some parts of Emilia Clarke’s new role in the “Terminator: Genesis” film are cool — like working alongside the original “Terminator” star Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is reprising his original robot role in the new movie — others aren’t so fun. For example: Clarke’s unforgiving diet.
To get into shape to play Sarah Connor, in addition to adopting a tough exercise routine the “Game of Thrones” star has had to give up all her favorite foods. “I’ve been spending all day, every day in weapons training,” Clarke tells U.K. InStyle Magazine. “I’ve been shooting guns, weightlifting, kickboxing and generally kicking a lot of a**. On top of that, I have not been allowed to eat anything that might taste good at all.”
Clarke has been forbidden to eat wheat, sugar, caffeine or dairy products. “Everything on these plates looks amazing but, heartbreakingly I’m not allowed to eat any of it,” Clarke notes during the interview. “Not one thing on this table. Except a cup of tea. One cup of tea. No sugar. No cream.”
She won’t have to stay on the tough diet for long, as filming begins in New Orleans next month. Once filming concludes she can go back to stuffing her face with all her favorite foods.