NYDAILYNEWS – Emilia Clarke is red-hot right now.
And not just because she could feel the pyrotechnics radiating on her skin while filming “Terminator Genisys.”
Her starring role in the latest installment of the sci-fi franchise opening Wednesday shows how far the British actress has come since breaking through on “Game of Thrones.”
“There’s one scene where I’m firing a grenade launcher into a fireball and then running…that was frighteningly real to film,” Clarke, 28, tells the Daily News. “That was one of those ones where I’m like, ‘I’m insured right? Okay, good.’”
Taking over the iconic role of Sarah Connor — made famous by Linda Hamilton in the first two movies — Clarke can’t reload a shotgun one-handed like her muscular predecessor, but she logged enough weeks on firearm training to become a pretty competent on-screen warrior.
To her, holding a gun is as scary as handling a dragon, as her “Thrones” character Daenerys does.
“You start to question yourself when you have a weapon that could genuinely kill someone in your hands and someone tells you, ‘Wow, you’re a really good shot,’” Clarke says. “Wow, I just freaked myself out there…but it’s all to tell a story.”
The Mother of Dragons was even more freaked out when she first found out the grisly fate of her friend Kit Harington’s character, Jon Snow, in the season finale of “Game of Thrones” that aired two weeks ago.
She wept when she read the script.
“We’ve had a lot of horrific deaths that I’ve read through … before I’ve seen the show,” says Clarke. “And this was one in particular. I’ve never gotten crazy emotional reading them, but then that finale was the one that had me genuinely in tears when I read it. I called Kit and then called (showrunners) David (Benioff) and Dan (Weiss) and being like, ‘Are you f—-ng kidding me?’”
A few months later, she had to watch the horrible scene unfold on TV as the hero was stabbed to death by the Night’s Watch, the brotherhood he le d.
Clarke admits she cried all over again. (read the rest of the article at the source)
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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)