Emmys 2016: Matt LeBlanc Just Said the Grossest Thing to Emilia Clarke on Live TV
While speaking with E! News at the 2016 Emmy Awards, LeBlanc and Clarke, who previously met while on a British talk show and shared a selfie on the encounter, was patched together via televised feed for a joint interview. Everything was fine and dandy as Clarke gushed about their previous meeting until LeBlanc decided to veer the conversation to the actress’ nude scenes on Game of Thrones.
Confessing he’s only seen the first season of the HBO show, LeBlanc told red carpet correspondent Jason Kennedy and Clarke, who was listening in on the interview with Giuliana Rancic, that he needed to catch up as he stopped just before the actress started “getting naked” on the series.
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 18, 2016
Needless to say, the exchange was awkward and everyone got creeped out by a 49-year-old man openly objectifying Clarke and publicly admitting that he enjoys ogling at young women’s bodies. (You know, despite the fact that she’s an accomplished actress and is LITERALLY. LISTENING. IN. on the conversation.)
Matt LeBlanc telling Emilia Clarke he should continue watching GoT because “she gets naked” gets 10/10 creep factor from us. #Emmys
— Upworthy (@Upworthy) September 18, 2016
did matt leblanc really talk about wanting to watch game of thrones just because emilia gets naked in front of emilia? did he really?
— daenerys yates 🐉 (@dragonbabymama) September 18, 2016
Oh good, this Emilia Clarke/Matt LeBlanc bit isn’t awkward at all. #Emmys
— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) September 18, 2016
Matt LeBlanc, getting his “creepy middle aged man” moment. #Emmys
— Tom + Lorenzo® (@tomandlorenzo) September 18, 2016
Wait. Did Matt Leblanc just say he needs to watch Game Of Thrones to see Emilia Clarke naked, to Emilia Clarke? Really bro?
— M Maxwell (@michael_maxwell) September 18, 2016
— Kelli Boyle (@kellixboyle) September 18, 2016
Like a professional, Clarke shrugged it off and make a joke about never seeing LeBlanc naked on Friends.
At this point, we don’t think anyone wants to see LeBlanc on anything for a while.