Emilia Clarke is not a method actress, at least not when it comes to playing the role of Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones. According to GQ magazine, Emilia Clarke uses gangster rap to get into character.
The Me Before You actress has admitted that she regularly listens to gangster rap before filming for Game of Thrones, and that her artists of choice include Tupac, Biggie, and Salt-N-Pepa, but that she also mixes up her music selection with some Florence and the Machine, and the occasional Beyoncé song.
She tried listening to Eminem, but Emilia Clarke said that it was a little too much for her. The choice of music partly explains how the very ladylike Emilia Clarke became the empowered leading lady that has dominated the Game of Thrones set.
She even landed the role of Sarah Connor in Terminator Genisys and spoke about the landmark role, laughably while hobbling around on crutches during her interview with GQ magazine. Saying that she was “so happy” when she was told that she had landed the role, she laughed at the image of the “super-bad*ss” Sarah Connor making her way around on crutches.
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Emilia Clarke even admitted that she’s been making up exciting reasons why she could conceivably be using crutches, like “jumping out of a helicopter or really rowdy sex,” but the real reason is that she has sustained a stress fracture because brittle bones runs in her family, and she admits that she doesn’t take care of her bones by eating enough calcium.
Up until recently, Emilia Clarke hasn’t had a problem getting around her local Hampstead neighborhood without being mobbed by fans, because she sports a platinum-blond wig for her Game of Thrones role. But ever since posters for Terminator Genisys have been displayed around London, the situation changed dramatically for the actress.
The Me Before You actress mentioned that she tends not to draw too much attention when going out with her Games of Thrones co-star Kit Harrington, because he is instantly recognizable as his character Jon Snow, and draws all of the fans’ attention.
After a series of unfortunate online comments made about Emilia Clarke after her first few nude scenes in Season 1 of Game of Thrones, the actress decided to ban any kind of social media for herself so that she wouldn’t be drawn into other people’s dramas. Emilia Clarke spoke on the internet and their reaction to her and her character, laughing about a number of “very public discussions” about the size of her bottom following her nude scenes in the first season of the show.
“One article said it was refreshing to have such a ‘healthy-sized’ bottom on television. You hear that, and immediately hear, ‘I’m fat!'”
Emilia Clarke revealed that she wanted to save herself from an eating disorder that could develop if she continued to see those kinds of comments online, which is why she prevented herself from seeing any online comments for the few first years of the show.
But she is older now, and wiser too, and has recently decided to allow herself to use Instagram. And of course, fans of Game of Thrones – and Emilia Clarke in particular – have been delighted to see the actress have a presence of social media once again. Having recently joined Instagram, Clarke laughed that she notices most of the comments are simply a list of sexual things that fans want to do to her.
Emilia Clarke’s Instagram photos may be pretty, but her captions are hilarious. According to Yahoo!, Emilia Clarke uploaded a picture of a truck on her Instagram and captioned it in the perfect way, saying that she likes big trucks and she cannot lie, a reference to MC Hammer’s “Can’t Touch This.”
I. like. big.TRUCKS and I cannot lie... Don't want none of that fun if you ain't got pumps Hun. ???? #bloodmountainfilminggotustrippinintowrap #trypullingafishtailinTHAT #yesthatswhatithoughttherapsaidallalongiwassimplywaitingfortherightimagetoagreewithme???? #yesthisinstamademymumgooglesirmixalot????
The Me Before You actress undoubtedly has a great sense of humor and a wonderfully playful personality. On her Instagram account, she usually posts about her adventures with her friends, but fans have learned to pay more attention to the photos’ captions than to the pictures themselves.
Despite the fact that the photo of Clarke looks like it came from a high-fashion photo shoot, there is a little smirk on her face that says that she may be up to something mischievous. The hashtags and the setting suggest that the picture of Clarke came from her upcoming film Blood Mountain, a serious film that makes the playful caption even funnier.
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