Hi everyone! Emilia is currently busy filming the Han Solo movie, so – sadly – there aren’t many updates. But, I just updated the gallery adding these exclusives outtakes from the Harper’s Bazaar (UK) photoshoot she did last year!
Be sure to check them in our gallery and enjoy! :)
Yesterday (Thursday, April 14) Emilia was guest on the Conan O’Brien Show. Below you can watch a piece of her interview during the talk show, enjoy!
TEAM COCO – CONAN Highlight: Emilia thinks there should be more equal opportunity nudity, AKA, “Free the penis!”
Yesterday (April 11) was Game of Thrones Season 6 press day. So Emilia – and the rest of the cast – held a press conference for the new season of the show at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills (California). Emilia looked like a real princess in a short pink dress with a very simple and light make up. Some photos have been added to the gallery, but more and HQs are going to be added later today or tomorrow so stay tuned on twitter @EmiliaClarkeNet for updates!
DEADLINE – MGM has acquired the Katie Silberman spec script Set It Up, and the studio has moved quickly to attach Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke. MGM has high hopes for Me Before You, an adaptation of the JoJo Moyes novel which Clarke stars in with Sam Claflin. MGM is teamed on the film with New Line and Warner Bros for a June 3 release, and a recently debuted trailer got tremendous global response. Justin Nappi’s Treehouse Pictures developed the Set It Up script with the writer and will produce. The script carves a nice little romantic comedy niche in the The Devil Wears Prada corporate world. The logline:
Two overworked assistants with nasty bosses try to get their supervisors out of their hair, by setting them up romantically.
THE NATIONAL.AE – British actress Emilia Clarke, who plays Mother of Dragons Daenerys in the hit HBO show Game of Thrones, is playing Sarah Connor in Terminator Genisys alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger. She tells us about her first Hollywood role, dealing with the inevitable fame that will come with it and her fondness for rugby.
You play Sarah Connor in the new Terminator movie. Did it make you feel like an action hero?
There were moments, definitely, where I was running through a tunnel firing a grenade launcher, and I thought: “This is how they do it. This is how it happens – movie magic.”
Did you go back and revisit the earlier movies, in which Linda Hamilton played Sarah?
I already knew intimately what she’d done. But when I really read our script, it’s so different. It would have been a waste of time to go back and try to replicate what Linda did, because of the fact that we go way back into Sarah’s childhood to change forever the woman she would turn into.
Did you talk to your Game of Thrones co-star Lena Headey, who also played the character in The Sarah Connor Chronicles?
We had a good giggle about it, and then David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss], the showrunners on Game of Thrones, said: “You guys need to fight. We need to write a fight for the two of you so we can see who wins.” But that was pretty much the most that we talked about.
How did you find working with Arnold Schwarzenegger?
When you meet an idol, there’s a little bit of you that’s expecting to be a little bit disappointed – like: “Oh, you’re a normal person.” But with Arnold, he’s everything you expect and more. And he maintained that the whole way through, putting everyone at ease. It was a gorgeous presence to have with you and kept reminding you what you’re doing. You were like: “Yeah, we’re making Terminator.”
Are you worried that Terminator might be the end of your anonymity?
It might be. I don’t know. I get to fly very much under the radar with Daenerys because I ain’t blonde, and it makes such a difference. And I know my own hair colour is like Sarah Connor’s, but I’m so different from her, energy-wise … I’m not walking around with my gun and my Doc Martens.
Do you really not get recognised very much?
No, I’ve been incredibly lucky. I’ve got to digest my change of circumstance at my own pace. There are no paparazzi following me. I get recognised every once in a while – my friends find it hilarious. My family find it even funnier. I’ll be walking around and someone will be like: “Can I take a picture?” and my folks are like: “Oh, yeah, we forgot.” Because at the moment, it’s so unobtrusive in my personal life.
Are you surprised how successful you have become via Game of Thrones?
Yes, absolutely. This year, really, has been the first year I’ve come to terms with it. I spent a lot of time going: “What? No! How? But! Hmm.” But I’ve realised if you just accept what it is, and be grateful, and then carry on as normal, then everything else falls into place without it being too weird.
What’s kept you grounded?
As of yet, I’ve got no cause for changing who I am. At all. I’ve always wanted to be an actor. That’s not changed. I still manage to spend as much time as is humanly possible with my mates and my family. I live in London. It’s terribly boring. I wish I could say I’m living this fabulous, mental celebrity lifestyle.
You’re a big rugby fan. Have you ever played?
Goodness me, no. I wouldn’t last a second. I do like to watch it. Maybe now [with all my Terminator training], I could get through their legs and peg it down the field.
Thanks to StormShadowCrew, we have a video from the Terminator Genisys Paris Press Conference. You can check it below: