Thursday, 27 January 2022

Emilia Clarke reacts to Game of Thrones’ divisive ending

HOLLYWOOD: Fans are not alone in thinking that Daenerys Targaryen was underserved in Game of Thrones, as actor Emilia Clarke has revealed she was ‘flabbergasted’ when she first came to know about her character’s fate back in 2017.

The actor said she had to read the story ‘seven times’ to make sense of the plot. “What, what, what, WHAT!? Because it comes out of f**king nowhere. I’m flabbergasted. Absolutely never saw that coming,” Clarke told Entertainment Weekly in an exclusive interview. The actor said she received the scripts the moment she landed at Heathrow Airport. She ‘completely flipped out’ and left the airport in a hurry.

Once at home, the actor said she had to ‘physically prepare’ to read the script. “I cried. And I went for a walk. I walked out of the house and took my keys and phone and walked back with blisters on my feet. I didn’t come back for five hours. I’m like, ‘How am I going to do this?’” she said.

 

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Finding the words to write this post has left me overwhelmed with how much I want to say but how small words feel in comparison to what this show and Dany have meant to me. The mother of dragons chapter has taken up the whole of my adult life. This woman has taken up the whole of my heart. I’ve sweated in the blaze of dragon fire, shed many tears at those who left our family early, and wrung my brain dry trying to do Khaleesi and the masterful words, actions (and names) I was given, justice. Game of Thrones has shaped me as a woman, as an actor and as a human being. I just wish my darling dad was here now to see how far we’ve flown. But to you, dear kind magical fans, I owe you so much thanks, for your steady gaze at what we’ve made and what I’ve done with a character that was already in the hearts of many before I slipped on the platinum wig of dreams. Without you there is no us. And now our watch has ended. @gameofthrones @hbo #love #motherofdragonsoverandout

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