Musical video of a song from the Me Before You soundtrack, Unsteady by X Ambassadors, with some new scenes from the movie! Prepare the tissues if you’re watching it!!
On Tuesday (April 21) Emilia was out to support an event with a cause, shedding light on the global refugee crisis at the opening of the “Refugee” exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography. Speaking with InStyle, Emilia said “I think it’s an incredible opportunity to get an artistic point of view on such a global crisis. It’s something I’ve got a real passion for. When you get to go to an exhibition that’s really supporting an important cause… it’s just, it’s nice.” (source)
She looked great, as usual, in an Alexander McQueen dress. Several photos from the event have now been added to the gallery, with thanks to Emily for her help with some HQs! Be sure to check them and stay tuned on twitter @EmiliaClarkeNet for more additions!
VARIETY – The last time we saw Daenerys Targaryen at the end of Season 5 of “Game of Thrones,” things didn’t look good for the Queen of Meereen: she was being overtaken by a horde of Dothraki. Now, on the cusp of the April 24 premiere of the HBO masterpiece’s sixth season, Emilia Clarke offers a few cryptic hints about what’s in store.
What’s in store for Daenerys this season?
Oh, a lot’s happened this next season! Every season’s really difficult as to the anticipation of what’s going to come out. I say this every season, but I mean it more than ever this time, this is the biggest thing. I’m going to be surprised if people’s televisions don’t explode, like actually explode or computers have to be pushed aside. It’s huge, it’s ridiculously huge. I remember reading the scripts and being like, “So, everything we’ve ever managed to do in one entire season, we’re like doubling and putting into Season 6?” It’s astonishing. It’s really, truly astonishing how much work has been done out of one season. It’s the biggest, baddest season so far, for sure.
How did it feel going into this season where there are no more books to follow? Did it feel different for you as an actor?
I think everyone was like, “What’s going to happen?” We’ve all known and now we don’t know what’s going to go on. From day one [showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff] make everyone feel confident. They keep things from us in a good way. I can be like, “Guys, let’s go for a drink.” Three drinks in, I’ll be like, “So, does Daenerys die or does she win?” They don’t want to tell me. They’ll joke about it but they won’t ever tell you. There’s a beautiful thing about them really kind of making sure that the actor’s getting what they need and not knowing too much.
Coming into this season, there was even more of that. It’s kind of exciting. The whole cast gets sent the scripts ahead of filming, so let’s say we start filming in June. At the end of May, we’ll all get the script. We’re all texting each other saying, “Oh my God.” There’s a big moment when you get your script. This season was epic with that one. Everyone was much more like, “What is going to happen?” It just means that there’s even more fairy dust in the air.
I think they’ve done pretty well so far with the books, so I’m confident that the people, the fans aren’t going to be disappointed, that much is certain.
What’s your relationship with them on set?
They are one of the few continuous presences on set. They are literally there every day. Every day that they can be there, they are there for someone, for one character or another. They are on set making sure that you’re okay, making sure that everything is cool, cracking jokes, keeping the environment relaxed and fun… because they keep killing everyone. In the current script you’re reading, you make friends and they die. Then you make friends, and they die.
Dan and Dave are my closest mates on set. I totally consider them my friends. They are always trying to set me up with someone. It’s the funniest thing. I’m always like, “Can we talk about the characters?” And they’re like, “We’ve got this new guy for you. We think he’d be really good for you.” It’s just magic, working with them. They’re so full of life and funny. You see it in the writing. You have to be incredibly intelligent to be that funny.
I think there’s just that secret rule at “Game of Thrones” that’s the No Asshole Rule. I don’t know how they’ve done it, but there aren’t any assholes who work on our show. There just aren’t any in any department, in any cast. You have to be this nice, cool, funny, intelligent person to work on the show. I think they set the precedent because it happens from the top down. They set the tone for everyone, even if you wanted to be an asshole. You just couldn’t. It wouldn’t be allowed.
COMING SOON.NET – Terminator Genisys, the fifth big screen entry in the blockbuster science fiction franchise, opened to a mixed response last summer. While the film was, on the whole, not a hit with critics, Genisys still pulled in more than $440 million at the worldwide box office. Following the film’s opening, Skydance chief creative officer Dana Goldberg announced that the franchise would be “readjusting” its plans for additional Terminator sequels. While word has been relatively quiet as far as the franchise’s future, we got an update directly from Genisys star Emilia Clarke.
“No,” Clarke put it succinctly when we asked if she might again play Sarah Connor in future Terminator sequels. “Can I say that? It’s okay. No. Uh-uh. But I have some very different roles coming up.”
Among those roles is the lead in Warner Bros. Pictures‘ Me Before You which, the Game of Thrones star explains, is a dream project for her.
“I read the book and it was just the most beautiful thing I had ever read,” she said. “I was shooting ‘Terminator’ at the time and had a rocket launcher in my hand while crying like a little girl. I felt like the author, Jojo Moyes, had found a part of me and just wrote it down. I knew that I just had to play the role.”
Me Before You, which hits theaters June 3, is directed by Thea Sharrock (The Hollow Crown) and stars Clarke as a woman who begins caring for a wealthy young man (played by Sam Claflin) who has recently become paralyzed.
“Khaleesi doesn’t laugh,” Clarke said of Me Before You‘s refreshing change of pace. “She doesn’t smile. She’s really serious. She takes her work very seriously. This role is the complete opposite. It’s affecting, but it’s a comedy as well. There’s some very funny moments in it… It’s a simple love story that talks about people’s rights.” (source)
Emilia was guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden last night (April 18), and below you can watch part of her interview. Enjoy! And stay tuned for additions.
THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN – Emilia Clarke states her case for more of a balance between nude scenes featuring female and male characters. #FreeTheP
Emilia is featured in the May issue of Vogue Australia, looking smoking hot in this new photoshoot! Digital scans from the issue have now been added to the gallery, together with the outtakes! Be sure to check them out!