Emilia Clarke wore all-black and a bright smile on Sunday at the closing night of Breakfast At Tiffany’s on Broadway.
The 25-year-old Game Of Thrones star shined as she ended her New York City run portraying the glamorous literary character Holly Golightly in a role made famous on the big screen by Audrey Hepburn.
The actress wore a little black dress over black tights along with a thin black belt and black shoes with wooden high heels and topped it off with a chic black leather jacket. Emilia’s brunette tresses casually draped over her shoulder as she posed for photographs and mingled with fans.
Emilia enjoyed mostly positive reviews for her turn as Holly Golightly with the New York Post declaring her a ‘posed and confident’ performer.
The Broadway play opened in February and was closing after weak box office grosses.
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Emilia greeted fans prior to a performance of ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ on April 14th, the photos have been added to the gallery!
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Added pics from yesterday’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s stage door. Once again, Emilia looked gorgeous! Even if she seems a little tired in my opinion. But she’s always so kind to pose for the photographers and stop for signing autographs!
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She plays a mythic ivory-haired queen on HBO’s Game of Thrones, yet Emilia Clarke was every inch the brunette stunner while leaving a matinee performance of Breakfast at Tiffany’s Sunday afternoon.
The actress has assumed the iconic role of socialite Holly Golightly in the stage production, which is based on the 1958 Truman Capote novella of the same.
Clarke follows in the footsteps of Audrey Hepburn, who made the coveted role famous after starring in the 1961 film version of Capote’s manuscript directed by Blake Edwards.
The 26-year-old had minimal make-up on her visage and wore her chestnut locks loosely-styled outside Broadway’s Cort Theater. The Berkshire-raised star dressed classically, layering a charcoal wool blazer over a grey V-neck T-shirt and pairing the two with belted boyfriend jeans.
Nude pointed pumps, a black leather tote and tortoiseshell sunglasses topped off her tailored look.
The actress has perfected the role of Daenerys Targaryen on TV’s wildly popular Game of Thrones, which just received the green light for a fourth season slated to premiere in 2014.
However, she honed her craft on the stage, performing in plays since childhood and graduating from London’s Drama Centre in 2009. And her experience shows.
Clarke’s turn as Golightly has earned mostly positive reviews, with the New York Post declaring her a ‘poised and confident’ performer.
Outside the Cort Theater’s stage door, eager fans gathered to greet Clarke, who obligingly signed autographs and posed for photographs with admirers. A young girl even presented the glowing actress with a personalized drawing, which she proudly displayed to a crowd of nearby photographers.
The on-the-rise beauty will continue her foray into film with a turn in crime drama Dom Hemingway, also starring Jude Law.
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Apparently you have a habit of bringing breakfast to Breakfast at Tiffany’s, especially if you count chocolate as a breakfast food.
Yes! That is very true. I like to take care of the cast. Everyone keeps calling me the Jewish mum, because I keep trying to feed everyone. I take Cory Michael Smith the chocolate macaroons from Dean & Deluca — it’s sweetness upon sweetness. Sean [Mathias], our director, is a crazy man for hot chocolate, so I’ll always bring him one. And Scott [Faris], our assistant director, is like a huge fan of oatmeal raisin muffins, so I get them for him. I’m loaded like a pack horse full of treats every day, but I think they’re appreciated, you know? It’s nice to do stuff for people when everyone’s stressed out.
Does anyone reciprocate? Give you treats in return?
They’re giving me all their love and support! They’re giving me a Broadway experience! All the muffins in the world couldn’t weigh up with that.
Your co-star and your understudy told me that you get teased during rehearsals.
How they tease me? What did they say? Tell me!
They said that they yell out, “Dragons!” or “Bring me my dragons!” during inopportune moments.
That definitely does happen. I get quite a few Khaleesi jokes a fair amount of the time. They kind of all blur into one, but there have been some doozies. No matter how many muffins I bribe them with, I still get the Khaleesi thing! You’d think they’d chill out a little bit, but no. [Laughs] I’m normally the first to take the piss out of myself, so I kind of encourage it, I suppose. And a lot of the Game of Thrones fans have really come out to the show, which is really wonderful. And I hope they get a different experience than what they’re used to seeing me doing.
Even though you’re not supposed to do this during Broadway shows, and people should be used to this by now, people were trying to take photos of your nude scene?
It’s a little distracting. It’s not really the kind of theater to whip out your camera and take pictures. And the frenzy that’s being highly publicized didn’t really ever happen. There might be a weird looking or bizarre photo or two floating around, but I promise you, I’ve never been in a performance and suddenly hit with a tirade of people taking my photograph on stage. There’s more of a furor surrounding the cat, to be honest. And it couldn’t be the Game of Thrones fans taking those pictures, because you can just go on YouTube and see everything you want, or see something that’s more centered around that.
How are you enjoying the evolution of Dany this season?
It’s the most wonderful, the filming for season three, the most glorious. She made a lot of mistakes before, and she’s been biding her time, and then in season three, she really hit the ground running, 0 to 60. And it’s been wonderful because she has so much to do, and so much to learn, and she’s so quick. And there’s all these different characters she meets on her journey, and a little spattering of love.
The spattering of love must be Daario Naharis.
Yeah! The new kid on the block for her. Ed Skrein [who plays Daario] is just gorgeous. He’s the sweetest, kindest person ever, and then he looks so badass, so it’s a dangerous concoction.
The cast is so vast, you’re all in shooting in different countries. Who do you text with when you’re separated?
Me and Richard [Madden, who plays Robb Stark] and Alfie [Allen, who plays Theon Greyjoy] and Kit [Harington, who plays Jon Snow], we sort of rule the young ‘uns for being the exact same age and starting at the same time. We took on this adventure together. It’s quite lovely that we’re all still very much in love with each other. And then obviously, my girl Rose Leslie [who plays Ygritte], who is just the coolest chick on the entire planet. I’m determined — determined! — to be a wildling extra at some point, just to find her and kind of say, “I’m in Iceland!”, and see what she says. [Laughs] We’re complete geeks, all of us. Of course, each of us thinks we’re the one that’s going to win. And wondering who Jon Snow’s parents actually are is still very much up for debate.
Some people theorize that since the whole book series is called “A Song of Ice and Fire,” Jon is ice and Dany is fire, so it’s ultimately all about your characters.
Well, my ego would love that! [Laughs] Would that mean Jon becomes my lover? I would love for that to be the case! I think there’s lots of other theories going around as well, but it does make some sense. Of course, my favorite theory is that Dany wins. [Laughs] “A Song of Ice and Fire,” what else could that mean? Bring Khal Drogo back, that’s what I’d like to see. He’s dead. He’s out cold. Maybe that can be the ice. I mean, he lives on in my dragons. But [showrunners] Dan [Weiss] and David [Benioff] know. They know all the answers, and they won’t tell anyone! Doesn’t matter how much of a headlock you get them in, they will not let you know.
If the headlock isn’t working, maybe you need to try bribery — macaroons and muffins, as you do on Broadway.
Tell me about it! This is where I’ve gone wrong! Do you think Jason Momoa [who plays Khal Drogo], Kit, Rose and I could share the throne? Have a little bit each? Like double date the throne? I think that would work out perfectly. I’m going to start adding my own pages, and see if anyone notices: “And they ended up happily ever after.”
Added in the gallery, even more pics from the Game of Thrones Season 3 Press Conference (thanks DeA and Renee), a new photoshoot (from the Breakfast at Tiffany’s promotion) and the OUT Magazine digital scans!