HARPER’S BAZAAR UK – Game of Thrones has made Emilia Clarke famous, yet thanks to the blonde wig she wears on the show, she’s preserved an ongoing level of anonymity. But roles as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Broadway, in the films Dom Hemingway with Jude Law and Terminator Genisys, and as the face of Dior’s Rose des Vents jewellery collection – in addition to growing tabloid interest – mean that privacy is disappearing fast. The trailer for Me Before You was released in February. Within two weeks, it had notched up over 60 million views. More than half the comments on her Instagram feed, she noted, were now about her as Louisa Clark [her character in Me Before You].
‘The joy of that wig is that I’ve had years to come to terms with where I’m at. It’s easier to handle because of it. You’re like, “OK, I feel comfortable, everyone’s nice. I’m not surrounded by paparazzi”,’ she says. (In fact, I register the exact moment the man at the counter realises who he’s been talking to. Five minutes after we sit down at our crate with our salads, a table is magically found.) Working on a film set can be notoriously tricky: everyone has stories of clashing egos, badly behaved stars (and, yes, writers). But even grizzled, veteran crew members observed what a happy production Me Before You was. Perhaps it was down to the director Thea Sharrock, who hails from theatre and is collaborative rather than dictatorial, but it was unquestionably helped by the fact that Clarke and Sam Claflin (Finnick from The Hunger Games; Alistair Ryle in The Riot Club), who plays the male lead Will Traynor, plainly loved working together. It was not unusual to see the two of them skidding around the set on Will’s electric wheelchair, or pranking each other in the trailers. For a weepie about a man who doesn’t want to live, there was an awful lot of laughter. ’These movies happen once in a blue moon. Lou has this quote, “This has been the best six months of my entire life.” That was true for me,’ Emilia says. ‘Our crew had such a giggle. Everyone just got on. Thea is an absolute dreamboat. She’s an actor’s director and, let me tell you, they are few and far between.’
First production stills for today’s episode of Game of Thrones 6×06 Blood of My Blood have been released and added to the gallery! Thanks to Far Far Away for the HQs.
Emilia has been seen outside the BBC Radio 1 Studios back on Thursday (May 26). She was probably there recording some show that will air during the week. Looking gorgeous as usual in a black long dress. Several photos have now been added to the gallery, enjoy!
Emilia will be guest at the Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw on June 2nd! Not sure if that’s what she recorded or if she will be live from the studio, we will see :)
Emilia was guest on The Graham Norton show last night (Friday, May 27) continuing her promotion for Me Before You. Together with her there were Kate Beckinsale, Matt LeBlanc and Dominic Cooper. Some production stills from the episode can now been found on the gallery, and you can also watch few clips from the show below. Enjoy!
On Wednesday (May 25) the Me Before You London premiere has took place at the Curzon Mayfair. Emilia looked so beautiful in a lemon lace tiered dress by Russian designer Ulyana Sergeenko. Lots of photos have now been added to the gallery, but more additions could come during the day/tomorrow so follow the site’s twitter for news @EmiliaClarkeNet.
Back on Tuesday (May 24), Emilia was guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers. You can find in the gallery several stills from the episode, and can watch a segment of her interview below: