10 Things You Should Know About Emilia Clark (The Khaleesi from Games of Thrones)

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The Mother of Dragons, The Khalessi, the one of the most popular Game of Thrones characters. So we decided to look past our beloved Khaleesi and find out more about the actress, Emilia Clarke. She plays the part of one of the most prominent female characters in the entire series. There’s lot of mystery surrounding her character, which is why people are more inclined towards her. Daenerys Targaryen is also a very powerful personage.

Now Emilia is so popular, you would love to know about her. So here are some interesting things about her, The mother of dragons:

Emilia was crowned the sexiest woman alive

It’s true that  Emilia immensely attractive, due to a mixture of her appearance, the character she portrays and well, yeah… those “scenes” where she bares it all. She was, voted the number one most desirable woman in the world in 2014 by the readers of AskMen. Only a year later she went on to claim the prestigious title of Esquire‘s Sexiest Woman Alive in 2015.

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Emilia was offered a role in Fifty Shades Of Grey

Emilia Clarke was offered the role of Anastasia Steele in the controversial screen adaptation of the even more controversial erotic romance novel. It’s okay, we’ll give you a minute to breathe. For better or worse, the actress turned the part down, and because of *drum roll* the explicit nudity.

Emilia Loves Playing Daenerys Targaryen

The actress shared that she loved having to play someone with such a powerful personality and was happy to be able ‘to fly the flag for young girls and women, to be more than just somebody’s wife and somebody’s girlfriend.’ She also mentioned that another key aspect to playing Khaleesi was that of expressing her feminine side through her inner strength, as opposed to sexuality.

Wishes She Was A Blonde

As soon as Emilia sported a blonde look, she fell in love with it. Emilia always requested her makers to let her take the blonde wig along, but they always refused. Sometimes, Clarke would be disappointed after taking off that wig, post the shoot.

Emilia can speaks multiple languages

Among the foreign languages Emilia knows French, German and Indian. But having grown up in England and now working with an English and American cast, Emilia has also mastered a variety of both UK and American accents, including Liverpool, Cockney, Irish-Southern, London, American Southern States and American-New York. And that’s just to name a few. No wonder she was so skilled with learning the Dothraki language!

Featured in a suicide prevention commercial

Emilia was seen in an ad for suicide prevention; she had done it for a charity organization named Samaritans. The main aim was to help people with suicidal thoughts. Without any hesitation, Clarke agreed to be a part of it, big heart ,isn’t it?

Emilia worked six jobs to pay rent

Life wasn’t easy for Clarke. Earlier, she had a very small role in “Doctors”, a British soap. She found it difficult to pay her rent, and due to this, she took up 6 odd jobs. She has worked in a call center, worked as a waitress in a restaurant and was also a bartender.

Barely Prepared For Her Game of Thrones Audition

Yes, the future Mother of Dragons had only 24 hours to prepare for the audition, which mainly included researching the books and especially the character she was competing to play. She told the host that for her audition she promptly did all of the scenes she was requested to and then asked if there was anything else that she could do. After one of the producers said she could do a dance, which was intended as a joke, Clarke took it seriously and did the funky chicken dance.

Emilia has a thing for Ryan Gosling

Emilia Clarke was asked what her characters Daenerys and Sarah Connor (in Terminator Genisys) would do together if they went out some night. Her response took some thought, but she concluded that Daenerys would definitely be the one calling the shots and that the venue would probably need to be fireproof, as the dragons would most likely be joining the party. And then she mentioned that she wouldn’t at all mind having actor Ryan Gosling there for a little ‘ménage a trois’.

The heart Emilia ate was Giant Gummy Bear

Remember that scene, where Daenerys had to eat a stallion’s heart in the first season of Game of Thrones as part of a pregnancy ritual? Of course you remember it, it was one of the most unforgettable scenes throughout the entire series! Anyway, in real life the heart was made of several pounds of gummy bears and the scene was probably the most challenging of the series – for the actress and the producers alike.

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