Emilia Clarke doesn’t have a whole lot in common with the character she plays on Game of Thrones, aside from being a total badass, of course. After all, it’s hard to find a ton of common ground with a woman living in a fictional Middle Ages-inspired feudal society, fighting to reclaim her family’s seat as the head of the seven kingdoms while also raising and training a pack of unruly dragons. But Emilia just took one major step closer towards fully transforming into her sci-fi alter ego, dyeing her hair a frosty shade of Khaleesi blonde.
The actress shared a selfie showing off her new Daenerys Targaryen-inspired icy, platinum locks on Tuesday, joyfully mugging for the camera with her hair still wet from the transformation. Clarke wrote on Instagram of the big change, “AAAAHHHHHHH SHHHHIIIII****** I done did it. Mother of dragons meet Emilia. Emilia meet mother of dragons. If you squint just so you might never know. 🐉??”
She then gave a shoutout to the masterminds behind her new look, the same stylists on the show responsible for crafting her character’s many ornate wigs, writing, “All hail to the magnificence of @kevalexanderhair and @candicebanks74 the genius creators of ‘KHALEESI WIG’ (and not forgetting all the hair on Game of Thrones for 8 glorious years) for at long last making this magical moment a reality,” adding a string of emojis and the hashtags, “#khaleesikicksoff #gameofthrones #cominghomeneverfeltsogood.”
And on Wednesday, she posted a shot of the final results of her dye job, sharing her new, dry, white-blonde strands with fans via a selfie, writing, “The experiment continues. My IQ has stayed around average and my need to be near fire breathing creatures and uncomfortable seats made of iron has trebled.” She also added the hashtags, “#hereslookingatyoukid #canyoutellthiswasshotonaniphone? #apparentlyblondestakemoreselfies.” So it seems not only is winter coming to Westeros, it’s also coming to Emilia Clarke’s scalp.
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