THEWRAP – “You don’t need to have dragons to be a badass in your day-to-day life,” the actress also tells TheWrap.
Emilia Clarke doesn’t have much time to ponder what her life might have been like had she not gotten the role of Daenerys Targaryen on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” “I think about a lot of what ifs,” the Emmy-nominated actress told TheWrap, “but I don’t think that!”
For Clarke, landing her breakout role so early in her career has been a fascinating journey. “There was a lot of bright-eyed, bushy-tailedness about the evolution of me within the character and me within the world of the industry,” she said. “I got to learn a lot very quickly, like Daenerys does. The thing about the kind of success the show has seen is that I am unrecognizable without the wig. I’ve been able to watch it from afar and kind of observe it, as opposed to being thrust in it and not being able to breathe. I’ve been lucky.”
Clarke plays the flaxen-haired Mother of Dragons on the hit series, which is now in its sixth season. Showrunners and the network have hinted the show is winding down, and will likely end after Season 8. The role has been a game-changer for the 29-year-old British actress, who landed two Primetime Emmy nominations and opportunities to star in movies big and small, from the 2015 reboot of “The Terminator,” in which she played Sarah Connor, to Thea Sharrock’s recent adaptation of the best-selling tearjerker novel “Me Before You.”
Daenerys had just 2-seconds of screen time in the latest Game of Thrones episode 6×08 No One, aired on Sunday (June 12). Hopefully she will have a lot more in the next one – and in the season finale! But anyway, HD screencaps (thanks to Mouza) and a production still have now been added to the gallery. Enjoy them!
5 new production stills from Me Before You have just been added to the gallery! Be sure to check them out.
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Updated the gallery adding some outtakes from the Emilia (and Sam Claflin) Me Before You portraits for USA Today, and some gorgeous ones of Emilia for the Los Angeles Times! Be sure to check our gallery and enjoy them :)
VARIETY – “Game of Thrones” actress Emilia Clarke and “Transparent’s” Jay Duplass talk Clarke’s crazy “Thrones” audition, the awkwardness of filming sex scenes and more at Variety and PBS’ “Actors on Actors.”