When you talk about popular television shows that took the world by storm in this decade, you can’t go without mentioning the giant, the legend, Game of Thrones.
And of course, when talking about Game of Thrones, you can’t go without mentioning the actress that plays Daenerys Targaryen, Emilia Clarke.
The 30-year-old has had other intriguing roles as well, such as Marianne in a 2013 episode of Futurama titled Stench and Stenchibility, and Sarah Connor in the not-very-well-received Terminator Genisys of 2015.
For those of you who are as big fans of Emilia as we are, it might be interesting to take a look at these less known facts about the London-born, Berkshire-raised actress.
1. People don’t recognize her without her blonde locks
“Because of my hair I rarely, rarely get recognized, but I was in America, in L.A., a couple of weeks ago and I was in a lift [elevator] in a department store and the doors opened and this woman stood there, looked at me and just went, “Khaleesi!” and then the doors closed! So that was mental and bizarre and rarely happens but when it does it’s normally on that kind of crazy scale,” she told the media regarding the matter.
Source: Daily Record
2. Her stance on nudity
“There’s plenty of female nudity, myself included, and I feel like… I think we should get some equal male nudity and female nudity… Free the penis.” she told Conan O’Brien Show.
Source: Star Central Magazine
3. She doesn’t care about people who make fun of her eyebrows
“My mom had rules when I was growing up: Don’t do drugs, don’t have sex and don’t touch your eyebrows,” she told Allure. “So I got bullied as a kid for having ridiculous eyebrows.” Emilia also shared her mom’s advice for enduring that bushy-brow period: “She said, ‘You’ll be thankful when you’re older,’ and I am. My mom used to tell me to brush them with Vaseline when I went to bed.” she also stated.
4. She was almost in Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The lady that the Captain made out with, but she lost the role to Emily VanCamp.
Source: Cinema Invasion
5. A good school
Clarke went to the same Drama Centre London as Pierce Brosnan, Paul Bettany and Colin Firth.
Source: 007 Wiki | Marvel Cinematic Universe
6. Only 24 hours for the big audition
Despite being given so little time to get ready for her Daenerys Targaryen audition, she still absolutely killed it, and the rest is history.
Source: Marie Claire
7. It almost wasn’t Emilia
Emilia Clarke almost didn’t become a Targaryen. That role was almost given to The Dancer actress Tamzin Merchant, who even played it in the unaired pilot episode of GoT, but in the end Emilia still got the role!
8. She refused to do more nude scenes
This was because she didn’t want to become known for her boobs, something we totally understand!
9. Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive in 2015
10. The Mother of Dragons has dated Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane
11. A ton of jobs to keep herself going
At one point, she was a bartender, a server at a restaurant and also worked in a call center.
Sounds like a bit of a hassle.