Were you frustrated by Daenerys Targaryen’s season 2 progress on Game of Thrones?
Emilia Clarke understands. Sitting in the lounge of a hotel in West Hollywood, her natural dark hair effectively hiding her TV alter ego as the dragon queen to passing guests, Clarke says her character had a “very frustrating season two.” The exiled heir to the Iron Throne spent the season in the wealthy city of Qarth, getting the runaround from its rich patrons, battling a warlock and even losing her precious trio of young dragons for a time (say it with me now, “Where are my dragons!?”).
Season 3 starts much the same way. Dany arrives at another Mediterranean-style city (called Astapor) and still seeks resources to invade Westeros. But expect her story to move very quickly. “She hits the ground running, lets put it that way,” Clarke says. “Season two was so much about trust and she learned she couldn’t trust many people. Season three is her trusting herself and not trusting other people. She has to prove to herself and others that she knows what she’s doing.”
Dany sets her sights on acquiring a slave army called the Unsullied. The fighting men are considered among the best in the world, though are also quite expensive. “She starts the season with nothing — just the dragons,” she says. “It’s a huge test this season to get the army. It’s what she always should have had, basically.” Her dragons, by and by, are firmly bigger and more vicious than last year, as the Thrones producers discussed in our previous post. Not that Dany is afraid of them. “Her maternal instinct outweighs any trepidation,” she says.
The 25-year-old Clarke has a unique position on the hit show since her character doesn’t interact with any of the show’s main cast members. She’s basically the star of her own separate program and this season her scenes were largely shot in an entirely different country (Morocco) from the rest of the show. “I get to be in The Dany Zone for ages,” she says. “I always get the lovely hot destination.”
Though her characters still longs for her ill-fated Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa), she says fans can expect a “light smattering of romance” this season.
Clarke has also been expanding her sights beyond Thrones recently, starring in a new stage adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Broadway. “She’s probably the nicest human on the planet,” says Thrones executive producer David Benioff. “But when she goes full Daenerys Stormborn, you completely believe she’d burn people alive.”
• Game of Thrones Stunner Emilia Clarke Talks Beauty and Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Allure)
• ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ star Emilia Clarke on the beauty of being Holly Golightly (Daily News)
• Q&A: Emilia Clarke Is the New Holly Golightly (The Cut)
Added in the gallery a photoshoot taken during these interviews :)
Photoshoots > Session #022 [+3]
” ‘Everybody couldn’t help but think I was a dyke myself, and of course I was—everyone is a bit,’ “ says Emilia Clark, quoting Holly Golightly, the manic heroine of Truman Capote’s 1958 novella, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Golightly has been cemented into the American pop cultural canon since Audrey Hepburn’s film portrayal of her in 1961, but the young British actress is preparing to make the ostentatious gadabout her own this season at Broadway’s Cort Theatre.
From the novella, the quote is one of those deliciously haughty affirmations that Golightly puffs out faster than the “esoteric cigarettes” she smokes. It’s also a taste of the real appeal her bawdy character holds, beyond the sublime sight of Hepburn, bibbed in pearls and clad in the littlest black dress, swanning up and down Fifth Avenue.
According to Clarke, those only familiar with the film’s tidy rom-com conventions — the fledgling writer Paul (played by George Peppard), whom Holly insists on calling Fred, tries, and succeeds, in taming his downstairs neighbor Holly’s wild heart — will discover a richer, darker, and perhaps swishier story in the play. “The movie kind of glossed over a lot of stuff,” says Clarke. “I just think they missed the depth the novella offers, and the subtext and what it’s saying about the time and sexuality.”
For starters, Capote’s original Fred, played by Corey Michael Smith, is a bit more precious on the page than onscreen. (In the stage adaptation, Golightly refers to him as one of the “young boys with limited means and unlimited confusion.”) Though admittedly obsessed with Golightly, Fred seems less ruled by a desire to have her than to be her. And, asks Clarke, who wouldn’t be?
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With her role as an exiled queen on Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke converted a whole lot of fantasy-averse American men into swords-and-sorcery nerds. And she did it all while wearing nothing but her long platinum tresses and several clingy baby dragons. More accurately: because she wore nothing but her long platinum tresses and several clingy baby dragons.
So now that you know, you totally see it, right? That even without that stare-at-the-sun-white wig, Emilia Clarke is totally her: Daenerys Targaryen, a.k.a. Khaleesi, a.k.a. the super-naked Mother of Dragons, a.k.a. the most immediately recognizable among the ninety-sevenish characters on Game of Thrones. “Which is exactly true, but also so funny, because I’m so immediately unrecognizable,” Clarke says. “It takes a die-hard fan to actually spot me. These HBO events, where I’ll be talking to someone for a fair amount of time, and then suddenly they’re like, Oh shit! That’s what you do!—they think I’m some crazy Brit who snuck her way into a Hollywood party.” Which sounds like a nice deal for a suddenly very famous young actress—to hide in plain sight. But in Morocco, where Dany’s season-three scenes were shot over six weeks last summer, might it have been tempting to stay in character sometimes? “I keep asking to go out with the wig at night, but they insist there’s no way. They won’t let me go partying with it on! I would be killed on the spot,” she says. “It’s silly to say, but when I take the wig off at the end of the day, I’m rather disappointed when I look in the mirror.” Doubtful!
But really, right now is good: critical love, and massive viewership, and job assurance, at least until HBO laps author George R.R. Martin’s still unfinished saga, of which Clarke is a “genuine geek.” Plus, she’s plotting follow-ups to “my first real job.” Like playing Holly Golightly on Broadway (opening this month), or maybe making a ballistic comedy (Clarke laughs as often as some people blink, and doesn’t mind being seen around L.A. with Seth MacFarlane)—or, better, crashing her other favorite shows: “I’d give my right arm to be, like, a random extra on Girls, just to walk past one of the scenarios. I’d love that more than anything. Or, like, a meth head on Breaking Bad. It’d be like Where’s Wally?!” (Which you’ve gotta hear— her true, highborn British accent pronouncing the book’s true British title: Wally!) “Only, again, without the wig, they wouldn’t recognize me.” Like picking Waldo out of a crowd without his hat. Or his dragons. (source)
Photoshoots > Session #020 [+5]
Emilia attendedn the HBO’s 70th Annual Golden Globes After Party yesterday after the Golden Globes ceremony, she looked stunning as usual and I’ve added several pics to the gallery! (Thanks to Claudia for some HQs!)
She was also interviewed bu Access Hollywood about Game Of Thrones Season 3, Her Broadway Debut & Seth MacFarlane’s Oscars Gig:
Emilia Clarke is brimming with excitement for the premiere of “Game of Thrones” Season 3 on March 31.
“I’ve never in my life been more excited to see a season as Season 3. It’s gonna be good,” the actress told Access Hollywood on Sunday night, as she hit the red carpet at HBO’s post-Golden Globes bash.
The actress, who plays Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series, based on the “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels from George R. R. Martin, kept fairly mum on actual details of the new season.
“Just so much more,” she said, when our Access producer asked what to expect. “Well, from me, I’m not sure — [you’ll] have to wait and see.”
The actress will make her Broadway debut a little over a week before the premiere of “GOT,” playing Holly Golightly in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” beginning March 20.
“It kind of just came about,” she told Access of landing the part. “I’m very, very lucky.”
Emilia’s version of the project is based on the book, so she won’t get to don any of film star Audry Hepburn’s costumes, but she said it will still be a glamorous affair.
“The play itself is like set in the ‘40s, which is when the novel is set so it’s slightly different, but it’s still like fashion crazy, it’s amazing,” she said.
The British actress has been spotted out with Seth MacFarlane, her rumored boyfriend, in recent months, but she missed catching him take on the world’s media at the Oscar nominations press conference last Thursday.
“I was actually on a plane,” she said.
Asked how she thinks he’ll do though when the “Family Guy” star hosts Hollywood’s biggest night, Emilia quipped, “I think just nail it is probably what he’s going to do.”
Game of Throne actress Emilia Clarke has been discussing how her own development has matched her character’s. When asked what similarities Emilia can see between her character and herself, the blonde actress admitted that the biggest shared trait was naivity:
“We both started out as naïve young girls with plenty to learn. Season one was sometimes petrifying and terrifying and horrifying. Dany was with me and helped me to step away from myself. I feel like I’ve learned a huge amount. I think we’re similar in that we try not to make the same mistakes twice. Not to sound too much like an obnoxious actor, but the character never really leaves me. I’ve read all the books many times over, so I sometimes find it easier being on set, because it can be hard to get out of character.”
Fantasy fans are a notoriously obsessive lot, but Emilia is relieved that she hasn’t had any crazy marriage proposals yet. She told the Telegraph:
“Nobody’s proposed yet, no. Nobody’s gone down on one knee. But my biggest aim in the first season was to keep the fans happy. I knew that Dany was a loved and hated character in the books, and I wanted to be true to everyone’s imagination of her while also being true to my interpretation. If I’ve managed that, then fantastic. But I don’t really look at stuff online. At the start I was looking and found something which wasn’t very nice, so now I leave it all. If there’s something that people are desperately happy with or unhappy with, you tend to hear about it anyway.”
When asked how life has changed for her, she admits that her life is now unrecognisable in comparison to pre-Game of Thrones:
“Game of Thrones has opened doors that were never there before. But it can be dangerous to see it in those terms, I think. It’s best to take it as it comes and work as hard as you can, and hopefully the other things fall into place.”
Emilia also said that the actors talk to George R R Martin, the author of the series, whenever they like:
“We can talk to him whenever we want. but on the whole he lets us get on with it. If we were doing anything really wrong I think he’d let us know, but he’s happy I think. But at the moment he’s writing so we don’t want to disturb him.”