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THE LOS ANGELES TIMESNote to readers: This article contains a spoiler about the series finale of “Game of Thrones.”

When Emilia Clarke finished reading the scripts for the last two episodes of “Game of Thrones,” she went for a long walk, wandering the streets of London in a stupor, trying to process the shocking fate of her character, Daenerys Targaryen, and whether she had the strength to play it. Shortly afterward, plagued by self-doubt, Clarke called her mom, the most pragmatic person she knows. She needed someone to talk her off the ledge.

Mom’s advice: You’re good and, if anything, you get to do some wicked acting. So enjoy it. “The boys [showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss] gave me a gift this season with Daenerys,” Clarke says. “They gave me a gift just giving me the part in the first place. To get the opportunity to play a girl who goes from being a naive, frightened creature to a dictator with genocidal tendencies is amazing. That’s a pretty big arc!”

Over lunch around the corner from her home in Venice and, later, in a phone call from her London residence, Clarke talked about that journey, the finale and how she handled the frightening brain aneurysms that beset her while making the show.

How did you feel when you read the finale script and you came to your last scene, when Jon Snow stabs you?
When I first read it, I read past it three times. Because what actually happens is all in the stage directions. I was reading the script and I was like, “What? Did I choke on something? What am I? Ill?” Then I read back and I’m like, “Oh. Oooooh no. Right. Brilliant. So he did it. The bastard.” It was a huge amount to digest and my response was complete shock.

What were your emotions when it came time to film it?
I don’t know what I was expecting, but it was difficult and enormously emotional. It isn’t just something I sat with for nine months. It’s a woman I lived with for a decade. And the relationship she has with Jon Snow is, I still believe, the truest, most real love she experiences in her entire life. So for that to be the way that it ends … obviously there’s a poetry to it, but there’s a huge amount of pain that comes with it. There was also something weirdly cathartic and full of closure about her journey being one of complete finality. Maybe the show goes on. But for her it absolutely doesn’t. For her, there’s an absolute full-stop. And there’s a release to that after all of the madness that happened before.

(Read the rest of the interview at the source)

Photoshoots & Portraits > 2019 – Los Angeles Times [+6]

THE NEW YORK TIMES – Women all over the world are riding the tiger.

Except Emilia Clarke.

She’s riding the dragon.

The fire-and-ice fantasy world of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” may be set in feudal times, but the heady whoosh of women leaders rising on the show, as it reaches its bloody conclusion, parallels the heady whoosh of women leaders rising around the globe in the last couple of years.

All eyes are now on the fierce four: Daenerys, Cersei, Sansa and Arya. Going into its eighth and final season, the show has offered a primer in how a female leader must act differently than a male leader in a world run predominantly by men — the double standards, the way an action can be perceived in very different ways depending on whether it’s a man or a woman undertaking it.

“The whole show is just a discussion on power,” Clarke tells me in an interview at the Mandarin Oriental before the premiere at Radio City Music Hall. “Because the Iron Throne is representative of complete and consuming power and what that does to someone. It’s fascinating, what I’ve found about the sacrifices that you make and what you get out of it as a result. Ultimately, if you get on the throne, what are you really getting?

She cites her beautiful and icy Lannister rival, Queen Cersei (played by Lena Headey), who has lost her three children to murder and suicide and driven off Jaime, her brother/lover, who grew disgusted by her rapaciousness.

“Cersei proves that you’re not getting that much,” Clarke says. “You’re getting a lot of loneliness, pain, critiques.”

(Read the rest of the article at the source)

Photoshoots & Portraits > 2019 – The New York Times [+2]

BRITISH VOGUE – From the icy shores of Westeros to a Roman trattoria for her Dolce & Gabbana The Only One campaign, actress Emilia Clarke is used to switching up her beauty routine. As the leading lady on Game of Thrones, much of Clarke’s recent professional career has existed in extreme conditions and she’s developed a multi-step skincare routine to cope with it. And as comfortable in Targaryen blonde as she is her natural rich brunette, the switching of her hair colour has gone on to inform her make-up options too, on and off the red carpet. Here, she talks Vogue through her fragrance journey and why she will always remove her make-up before bed.

On skincare
I’m strict with SPF everyday. All day everyday. Take care of that skin. I get pigmentation really easily so I’ve got to be really careful, and I burn really easily. We’re all woke now aren’t we, woke to the SPF! If I’m filming in extreme conditions, I just up my moisturiser and maybe add an oil. I don’t like putting too much stuff on my skin, but I’ve just found the joys of a toner that slightly exfoliates. Get those AHAs in. I only need a little bit because it’s best not to do too much when you’re young. No need! And I literally just put the most mini mini amount of eye cream on too, but then rub it in like mad.

On British style
Well, traditionally it’s the English rose but at the moment we are doing pretty well in having a different voice and a much more inclusive, diverse, definition of what “beautiful” actually is. And I like that, as no one beauty looks alike. I like that British style is edgy and it’s cool and it’s different. We are leaps and bounds away from the traditional, twee vibe that the English rose traditionally is known for being.

On fragrance
My dad went to Paris when I was really little and I asked him to bring back some rose perfume. When I smell rose today, it brings me back to that place. I’m not someone who applies a lot of fragrance. I spray at the beginning of the day and that’s it. And it will last me throughout! I’ll always do one in my hair and if you put it up, and then take it down, halfway through the day you’re like “mmm! I don’t even need to respray this!”

On travel beauty essentials
I always pack my full kit and I can’t do it any other way: Shiseido cleanser, moisturiser and eye cream. Twice a day every day. I can be blackout drunk and I’ll still take my make-up off. I get nightmares when I sleep in my make-up; it’s the weirdest thing.

(Read the rest of the interview at the source)

Various Campaigns & Modelling > 2018 – Dolce&Gabbana ‘The Only One’ > Promotional [+1]

HARPER’S BAZAAR – She may be a huge Hollywood face, but British actress Emilia Clarke has a refreshingly real feel for beauty. While enjoying the star treatment that comes with the job (“transformative” facials and anti-ageing silk pillow cases – don’t you use them?), Clarke still follows her mother’s sensible skincare routine and reaches for a trusty red lipstick to get a confidence boost, like the rest of us. Quite unlike others, though, Clarke is fronting the new Dolce & Gabbana fragrance, The Only One. Her second role for the iconic fashion house’s beauty brand comes with a captivating campaign video in which she acts and sings, beautifully. To celebrate, we caught up with Clarke to discover her beauty philosophy, and the products she can’t live without.

HB: What was the decision behind your current haircut?

EC: “Yes, it is quite short – because my hair was, like, dying! So I’ve cut it a little bit shorter. It’s almost the shortest it’s been. I’m honestly trying to grow out the blonde, because it’s just killed my hair, and I miss having nice hair! I do like the length but I wish my hair was longer. I do bloody love long hair, but then I’m always dreaming of cutting it all off and having a pixie cut – but I don’t know that my face could take it.”

HB: So we shouldn’t necessarily expect that to happen?

EC: “Exactly!”

HB: Do you get recognised more as a blonde?

EC: “I feel like being this blonde is kind of like you’re constantly wearing an accessory. So, you can wear all black and be like ‘I tried! There you go’, whereas when you’re brunette and wearing all black it’s like, ‘meh’, do you know what I mean? But it’s also very difficult because I get recognised a lot more, and I’m less good at dealing with that. So I’m thinking ‘ah, I’ll go back brown and then maybe be a bit more incognito again!’. You clock anyone who’s got this hair colour anyway, so you see someone with peroxide blonde hair you look, and then [people] go ‘oh my god it’s that chick from the show with the dragons’ – and then I’m running!”

HB: As well as cutting it, what are your other strategies for maintaining your hair’s condition?

EC: “Olaplex – which I’m sure people bang on about all the time – it’s really good. Sometimes I sleep in it. There’s this other amazing brand called Iles Formula, and that shampoo and conditioner is amazing. And then the Elasticizer, by Philip Kingsley, brilliant. I’m taking it all!”

(Read the rest of the interview at the source)

Various Campaigns & Modelling > 2018 – Dolce&Gabbana ‘The Only One’ > Promotional [+1]
Various Campaigns & Modelling > 2018 – Dolce&Gabbana ‘The Only One’ > Backstage [+1]

Emilia is going to be featured in the next issue of Le Parisien Week-End with a brand new photoshoot and interview! The article is, of course, in France. I’m not able to translate it but if anyone wants, I’ll gladly post it – with the due credit.

LE PARISIEN – Mardi 3 avril. Au troisième étage de l’hôtel chic The New York Edition, au coeur de Manhattan. Teint rose, lèvres pulpeuses et sourcils fournis, une petite silhouette de 1,57 mètre s’avance vers nous. L’actrice britannique Emilia Clarke, 31 ans, crève l’écran dans Solo : A Star Wars Story. Ce dixième film estampillé La Guerre des étoiles, en salle le 23 mai, se concentre sur la jeunesse d’Han Solo, personnage culte de la saga intergalactique.

Son nom ne vous dit peut-être pas grand chose. La comédienne est surtout connue pour incarner, depuis 2011, Daenerys Targaryen (dite « Khaleesi » ou « Mère des dragons »), l’un des rôles principaux de la série médiévalo-fantastique Game of Thrones.

Pour ceux qui n’y ont jamais jeté un coup d’oeil, piqûre de rappel. Daenerys, héritière déchue, réduite à l’esclavage par une bande de sauvages, va peu à peu se libérer de ses chaînes en prenant la tête d’une armée d’opprimés. Les épisodes s’enchaînent e tla jeune femme, fine stratège militaire, s’affirme comme une meneuse d’hommes et de dragons (oui, oui). Son but : briguer le fameux Trône de fer.

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Photoshoots & Portraits > 2018 – Le Parisien Portraits [+8]

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLYGame of Thrones fans know her as Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, rightful heir to the Iron Throne, rightful Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms, the Mother of Dragons, the Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, the Breaker of Chains.

Star Wars fans will come to know Emilia Clarke only as: Qi’ra.

This is a character who doesn’t want her full resume out there. She’s a woman of shadows, of secrecy. She’s a woman of many identities, the truest ones hidden away and only visible to those she trusts, which may be no one.

She’s also one of the primary forces that shape the young smuggler we meet in Solo: A Star Wars Story.

As part of Entertainment Weekly’s cover story about the May 25 movie, we caught up with Clarke to discuss what we need to know about this galactic femme fatale.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Are you currently shooting the final season of Game of Thrones?
EMILIA CLARKE: Technically I am currently shooting Game of Thrones. But right now I am in Rome shooting a D&G campaign. So sort of a mixture of the two.

Sounds like a busy time, so thanks for talking to me about Qi’ra. She and Han Solo go back to their childhoods, so can you characterize the setup of their relationship?
Well, they grew up as comrades, essentially. They grew up as pals, as partners in crime. There is obviously the romantic side of things. But they grew up together. So they were kids together. And the beautiful thing about this Han Solo story is it’s highlighting all of the most brilliant aspects of Han Solo the character and characterizing those aspects in characters that he meets on his journey to becoming who he is.

These people all represent different sides of who he becomes?
That’s kind of the story, really. You are seeing all of these different elements that make up who he is through the people and the interactions and the relationships just as we all do as human beings. We are simply the embodiment of our experiences, essentially.

They’re guiding him, inspiring him. Maybe corrupting him?
You see the beginnings of him, this loveable rogue. You get it fine-tuned throughout these relationships, and Qi’ra is one of those relationships that has an impact on him as a character. I mean, hopefully [laughs] — if I have done my job. And within that relationship, the thing that that you see with Qi’ra is that she an enigma.

So through her, he learns not to show his cards to people.
She is a little bit of a tough one to get a hold of, really. There is this underlying joy in an origin story because you know where they end up. And Qi’ra is nowhere to be seen, so … something has happened! [Laughs] You know what I mean?

The film will give us a reason why he doesn’t talk about her?
Something must happened to affect him as a person, but for us fans not to know about her. Twists happen, and there is this great idea of trust — and who do you trust and how do you trust? And which side of the tracks are either character from — or going to?

The filmmakers described her as a femme fatale in this movie that is partly a film noir.
It is. Mystery. There is a thing throughout the relationship you just can’t put your finger on. And that’s Qi’ra. Every time you think you have got her number you realize you haven’t at all. [Laughs] Which is really hard to play. The goal is that the shadow of Qi’ra is there in Han as a character that we know. This girl is another texture that makes up who he is when we first meet him.

(Read the rest of the interview at the source)