Emilia Clarke has got us yearning for a trip to LA in her gorgeous sun-filled cover shoot in this month’s issue of InStyle.
We met up with the 26-year-old Game of Thrones actress at the iconic Montage hotel in Beverley Hills to talk fashion – ‘I’m wearing head-to-toes Topshop’ –dating, and, er, weapons training – ‘I’ve been shooting guns, weight lifting, kick-boxing and generally kicking a lot of ass.’ Safe to say, we love her.
For the full interview and shoot, pick up your copy of InStyle today! (source)
Updated the gallery with some more photos from the Vanity Fair Oscar Party (with thanks to Annie, Luciana and Gabby for their donations!) and a photo from the Vanity Fair Photobooh Emilia took with her Breakfast at Tiffany’s co-star Cory Michael Smith!
Emilia is on the cover of the April issue of Flare Magazine, together with a new editorial and interview! Check a preview below:
ON THE NEW SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES:
“The whole of season four is dark and really emotional. If you asked any of the actors about this season, they’d say, ‘Oh no, my character’s got the best arc.’”
ON THE MISLEADING NATURE OF RED-CARPET GALLERIES: “There are no captions on red-carpet photos that say, ‘This girl trained for two weeks, she went on a juice diet, she has a professional hair and makeup person, and this dress was made for her.’ I just wish they’d say, ‘It ain’t the truth.’”
ON HER VERY EMBARRASSING GAME OF THRONES AUDITION MOMENT: “I get there, and I’m all dressed up to the nines, wearing a nice outfit with heels. I walk into an auditorium that’s got 50 people from HBO. I’m nervous like you wouldn’t believe. I had a Diet Coke right before I walked in, so I was buzzing. I said hello to each of the 50 people individually and walked down the steps, then fell over walking down.”
ON THE ONE THING SCARIER THAN ALL THAT NUDITY: “The aftermath was the thing that was harder to deal with. Going in to do my first press junket, that’s a hell of a lot scarier than being naked up on TV!”
ON WHAT SHE LEARNED FROM HER STINT ON BROADWAY IN BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S: “I learned more doing Breakfast at Tiffany’s than I did during three years at drama school. Hearing the audience say something ridiculous—‘That’s not Khaleesi!’—and still getting back onstage … It strengthens you.”
ON LANDING THE ROLE OF A LIFETIME: “After my last audition for Game of Thrones, they said, ‘Congratulations, princess.’ I was like, ‘Bye-bye, call centre.’”
ON HER IDYLLIC CHILDHOOD: “One of the first houses we lived in was like out of a fairy story. We had a stream that ran through our garden, and we played with the ducks—we locked them in my mum’s office and they pooed everywhere. It was crazy, picking blackberries and mushrooms, rabbits running through your legs.”
On HER NEW BLOCKBUSTER ROLE IN TERMINATOR: “This is the most physical transformation I’ve ever done. But I haven’t done anything before this—I’ve done Game of Thrones and that’s about it. With Dany, it’s all CGI dragons, so not much training is needed.”
ON SIGNING UP FOR A MASSIVE FRANCHISE: ““Definitely, attention equals pressure, but everything, everything is still so new to me that I’m enjoying jumping on this bandwagon early and seeing how I respond to it. If you spend too much time wondering what you’re going to feel like in year five, you’re not going to feel anything in year one.”
ON HER CHILDHOOD ACTING EXPERIENCE: “My dad took me for an audition once, to show me, ‘OK, you want to be a child actor, this is what it’s like.’ I sang a folk song about donkeys on this West End stage with this big director, and there was a queue of 200 girls all singing ‘Memory.’ I was terrible. Terrible.”
The photoshoot in good quality from the Glamour France editorial have just been added to the gallery!
Emilia “Khaleesi” Clarke
Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has some survival instincts. Reigning as Queen Khaleesi and not being killed in the hit HBO show is proof of that. The final episode of the last series was the most pirated show of 2013. For Clarke, it was evidence that television is better than it’s ever been: “Get on the TV bandwagon, it will pay dividends.” But her next career move will be to take on the big screen. Her foe? The Terminator.
Read the VS Magazine interview with Emilia at their site, and check the beautiful editorial in our gallery!
Emilia Clarke on her character Dany in Game of Thrones season four
Emilia is featured in the March Spring Fashion issue of WSJ. Magazine. She talks about the dynamic between her and her Game of Thrones costars; how she landed the role; and the trials and tribulations of being a drama student. The photoshoot and article are available online.
These are some of Emilia quotes from the article, be sure to check it on WSJ. Magazine site or in the issue that will hits newsstands Saturday, February 15!
Emilia Clarke Quotes
• Since Clarke’s character is often alone, she has yet to share a scene with many of her costars: “We’re [often] in totally different locations. You’re at an awards show, saying ‘Lovely to meet you. We’re in a show together, apparently. You’re really good!’”
• Her GOT audition went something like this: “I did the robot, followed by the funky chicken. I think it sealed the deal.”
• On her insecurities during season one of GOT: “I spent season one just hoping I was doing it right.”
• Clarke increasingly sees more of Dany in herself: “It’s the growth of a girl into a woman. She’s being thrown into the deep end, to see if she can sink or swim, and she decides to do it her way. It was wonderful to see a character with such humble beginnings, and such low self-esteem, beginning to trust herself. So my feelings within filming it were echoed—in a much more dramatic way, obviously.”
• On her very first audition for a play in London at 10 years old: “I was learning a folk song in school about a donkey, so I decided to sing that. They said, ‘Do you know anything more current?’ I then gave them my best rendition of the Spice Girls, complete with dance moves—that’s where my musical career ended. It made me realize that I wasn’t quite ready. I think my parents were trying to give me a healthy dose of realism early on.”
Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss Joint Quotes
• On Clarke’s sense of humor: “She’s effing funny. Does that mean we’ve written hilarious scenes for her? No. But someone should.”
• On the dynamic acting skills that set Clarke apart: “We needed an actress who could convincingly embody both the timid, voiceless Dany we first meet, and the Mother of Dragons she later becomes. Only Emilia nailed both.”