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)
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.”
June 2013: the internet announces the engagement of Emilia Clarke, 26, actor known for her role in HBO fantasy epic Game of Thrones, to James Franco, film star, director, writer, thinker. Text messages fly in from Clarke’s friends, some of whom she hasn’t spoken to since she was about four years old. “I had my aunt from America calling me up and being like” – Clarke slips into a brassy East Coast accent – “‘Where’s the ring?’”
She lets out a peal of laughter so gleeful you can almost hear the exclamation marks. She had met Franco only twice when the gossip sites, intoxicated by the sight of them visiting an art fair together in New York, announced their utterly nonexistent betrothal. “It’s hilarious,” says Clarke. “He is, of course, beautiful. But I feel there’s only a handful of women who could form an engagement after two meetings, and I’m not one of them.”
This is what happens when you are Hollywood’s latest crush. Clarke’s Game of Thrones role as Khaleesi, the ivory-haired warrior queen, has transformed her, in an eyeblink, from drama-school graduate to red-carpet beauty and potential Mrs Franco. In the two years since landing the part, Clarke has had an Emmy nomination and a lead role on Broadway; she has travelled the world to shoot Game of Thrones (Croatia, Morocco, Iceland); she has dated one of the wealthiest men in Hollywood (Seth MacFarlane). And now she’s in a film with Jude Law, which is as good way as any of saying that life is pretty great.
Photoshoots > Session #038 [+7]
CBS revealed the full roster of presenters for the 2013 Emmy Awards on Thursday (Sept. 19), and the list includes some of the most talented and fan-favorite performers on television.
“Trophy Wife’s” Malin Akerman, “Arrow’s” Stephen Amell, “Nashville’s” Connie Britton, “Scandal’s” Dan Bucatinsky, “Game of Thrones’” Emilia Clarke, Jimmy Fallon, Tim Gunn, “Mad Men’s” Jon Hamm, “How I Met Your Mother’s” Alyson Hannigan and Cobie Smulders, Mark Harmon, LL Cool J, “The Mindy Project’s” Mindy Kaling, Heidi Klum, Melissa Leo, “The Good Wife’s” Julianna Margulies, “Hostages’” Dylan McDermott, Bob Newhart, “Breaking Bad’s” Dean Norris, “The Big Bang Theory’s” Jim Parsons, Carrie Preston, and “Ironside’s” Blair Underwood.
The Emmys, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
An “old” interview Emilia did after she discovered her Emmy nomination:
What show would you want to guest-star on?
My very best friend ever, Rose Leslie, who plays Ygritte on ['Game of Thrones'], was on ‘Downton Abbey.’ My Brit sort of says maybe that one. One of the other shows I would very much love to be a part of is ‘Mad Men’ — walking around that office. Or being a meth head in ‘Breaking Bad’ — that would be wicked. Then I’d really start seeing dragons.
What would you be doing if you weren’t acting?
Something in music. Something creative. I do love singing. I wouldn’t say I’m any good, but I definitely love it, especially jazz singing.
If you could duet with Neil Patrick Harris during the show, what would you sing?
“The Way You Look Tonight.”