Probably one of the most bubbly and adorable out of all the cast of the Game of Thrones series, Emilia Clarke is truly an actress we’ve all grown to love, especially when she plays the strong and empowering Daenerys Targaryen, Mother of Dragons, on the show. Although we’ve grown to love the Dany we met in the first episode, we’ve also come to love the actress under the platinum wig.
So here are five reasons we love Emilia Clarke:
1. She did the Funky Chicken for her audition
Clarke revealed in an interview that for her audition for the character Daenerys, she’d been asked to dance and decided to break out some of her moves…. Which happened to be the funky chicken with a spice of the robot here and there. Fortunately for her, the crew loved her spunk!
2. She tried to steal Khaleesi’s dragon eggs
So of course the Mother of Dragons, Emilia Clarke wanted to take a few of her prized possessions home. Well, it turns out, collector’s items from set, especially those gorgeous dragon eggs come with quite the price tag attached. Clarke admitted to Harper’s Bazaar that she indeed tried to “blag” one of them once, but to no avail. She does know a couple big time celebrities that did have the money to house them:
Apparently Jay Z bought one for Beyoncé, or something. I don’t know….they are really, really, really expensive and they are really fucking heavy and serious works of art.
3. She Turned Down The Role Of Anastasia Steele In Fifty Shades of Grey
Despite being comfortable with nudity, Emilia Clarke wasn’t about to sign on for a feature length film loaded with it. The young actress was highly considered for the role of Anastasia Steele in the recent blockbuster Fifty Shades of Grey. But while she stands by the fact that she has no regret in turning down the role, she did have high intentions going in. She continued to Marie Claire:
I really wanted to work with [Fifty Shades director] Sam Taylor-Johnson because she’s fucking amazing. But there is a huge amount of nudity in the film, I’ll never say, ‘I’m never doing nudity’ because I’ve already done it, but I thought I might get stuck in a pigeonhole that I would have struggled to get out of.
4. She Wants To Have A Threesome With Channing Tatum And Jenna Dewan
So apparently Emilia Clarke has a huge crush on Channing Tatum. Really who doesn’t? But it’s not just the actor she finds sexy, she thinks his wife is quite the hot commodity as well, and when Clarke ran into the duo at a Golden Globes afterparty, she just couldn’t contain herself, telling Harper’s Bazaar:
I was at a Golden Globes afterparty and Channing f–king Tatum came up to me, and his stunning missus, Jenna Dewan. And they said, ‘We call each other ‘moon of my life’ and ‘my sun and stars’ and all that. And I was like, ‘I cannot contain this. Please, can we all have something sexual together? You’re both beautiful, even just a hug.’
5. She got stuck on a toilet
After a gory scene, Clarke and been soaked in blood and ended up being glued down to a toilet seat, she had willingly admitted with that cute laugh that always makes us swoon! Although she portrays the image of strong and powerful spectacularly in the show, she is also an actress very willing to laugh at herself…. Something we will always love about her.
6. She Told Her Parents Not To Watch The First 6 Episodes of Game Of Thrones
Most Game of Thrones fans can remember how brutal Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys had it in the first few episodes of Season 1. And within those episodes, there was also a few instances of nudity. So in her breakout role, Clarke had to tell her parents to maybe not watch the first six episodes. Of course, her parents wanted to see their daughter’s big break, but Clarke claims her dad was totally not prepared. She told Empire Magazine that her and her dad “sort of didn’t talk for a minute during Season 1.” But of course, her parents are incredibly proud of her, and Clarke says that her mother loves to introduce herself as the “Grandmother of Dragons”.
7. She Really Wants To Be An Extra On Girls
Emilia Clarke may only be beginning her road in TV and film, but the actress already knows which shows she like to appear on. While she did make a cameo a couple years ago on Futurama the 28-year-old actress has a couple specific shows she really wants to be on. Fortunately, she still has a chance on Girls, unfortunately, her opportunity ended on another hit series. She told GQ:
I’d give my right arm to be, like, a random extra on Girls, just to walk past one of the scenarios. I’d love that more than anything. Or, like, a meth head on Breaking Bad. It’d be like Where’s Wally?!
8. She wanted to be a Wildling
During her time filming Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke was given the opportunity to befriend a whole slew of talented actors. She told Vulture that her, Richard Madden (Robb Stark), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) and Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) ruled the ‘young ‘uns’ since the are all the same age and started at the same time. But she really loves her friend Rose Leslie (Ygritte) and desperately wanted to be a wilding extra along her side.
I’m determined — determined! — to be a wildling extra at some point, just to find her and kind of say, ‘I’m in Iceland!’, and see what she says. [Laughs] We’re complete geeks, all of us. Of course, each of us thinks we’re the one that’s going to win. And wondering who Jon Snow’s parents actually are is still very much up for debate.
There are obviously be more reasons as to why we love and will continue to love Emilia Clarke.