ELLE – Emilia Clarke is fearless.
On Game of Thrones, she controls cities and dragons in Daenerys Targaryen’s quest for the Iron Throne. Off screen, the actress has been fashionably traveling the world to promote her upcoming film, Terminator: Genisys, on crutches due to a hip injury. Literally, nothing can stop her.
Which is why we shouldn’t be surprised that nude action scenes in Terminator didn’t scare her, either. “Naked in a harness was fun,” the actress said during a press conference in L.A., reports People. “Doing stunts, that was good. That was interesting.”
Thanks to many steamy Thrones scenes, Clarke has had ample opportunity to find comfort in her own on-screen nakedness. But when she stepped into the infamous shoes of Sarah Connor, the 28-year-old actress entered nude territory: Time traveling in her birthday suit. When you time hop, you can’t wear any clothes, so Clarke strips down so she can levitate opposite costar Jai Courtney in the newest installment of the sci-fi franchise. Thanks to crafty camera angles, Clarke doesn’t appear fully nude in the film (“I had a few things I tried to hide,” she joked).
More than the nudity factor, Clarke says it was pulling off the film’s insane stunts that tugged at her confidence. “In Game of Thrones I do a lot of delegating,” she explained. “In this movie, I really have to get down and dirty and do a lot of the stunts and gun work and everything. There are similarities, but Sarah Conner is a whole other kind of badass.” (source)
Terminator Genisys Los Angeles premiere has taken place yesterday (June 28) at the Dolby Theatre – Hollywood. Emilia looked wonderful in a Rosie Assoulin black-and-white geometric gown with side cut-outs and minimal make up (well, she’s such a natural beauty, she doesn’t need much make up!). She was there together with all the Terminator cast including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke and the director Alan Taylor. Loads of photos from the event have been finally added to the gallery, but stay tuned on twitter @EmiliaClarkeNet in case of any additions in the next few days. Big thanks to Claudia, Holly and Emily for helping me with the photos!
ETONLINE.COM – It turns out that dancing with Arnold Schwarzenegger can be bad for your health.
The 28-year-old Terminator Genisys star was recently spotted walking with the aid of crutches after she broke her hip. Speaking with ET at the premiere of her epic sci-fi action film — where she was crutch-free — Clarke revealed the cause of her painful injury.
“I fractured my hip break dancing with Arnold Schwarzenegger,” Clarke said, cementing once and for all the absolute greatest backstory to a mysterious injury.
Although, it’s unclear if she’s being totally on the level. Speaking to BBC Radio 1 on June 25, Clarke opened up about her injury, saying, “I want to say it’s from Parkour or something. Something really brilliant, like I’m trying to vault a wall, but in reality I just slipped. It’s really boring. But by the end of the press tour I’m going to come up with the sickest story ever. It’s going to be pretty brilliant.”
So there’s a chance she didn’t actually fracture her hip busting a sweet move with the former Mr. Universe. But we prefer to live in a world where that is absolutely the truth.
Clarke also spoke with ET about taking over the role of Sarah Connor, made famous by actress Linda Hamilton in the original two Terminator films. When asked if she’s spoken to Hamilton about the character, Clarke admitted, “I haven’t at all.”
“I just really hope she watches it and likes it,” Clarke added. (source)
Before the Terminator Genisys premiere, the press conference for the movie has been held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles, with Emilia, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jai Courtney. The first photos from the appearance have been added to the gallery! Emilia looked wonderful (as usual) with a blue dress that matched her eyes. Be sure to keep both the site, and twitter @EmiliaClarkeNet, checked for more pics from the Press Conference and the loads I’m adding from the Premiere!