She’s famous for playing a blonde on the big-hit HBO show, but Clarke, a brunette in real life, has managed to go unrecognized on the street and even in auditions. Those days are over.
Emilia Clarke is done defending her Game of Thrones nude scenes. Clarke, who is guest editing the Huffington Post U.K.’s month-long project “All Women Everywhere,” in celebration of International Women’s Day, penned a painfully honest essay about her experiences with gender equality and life in the GoT spotlight. “If you’ve watched Game of Thrones then, spoiler, you will have seen me in the nude.
Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke recreates her character’s famous “Where are my dragons?!?” line while looking for very important items around her home, like her Spanx.
By Joelle Diderich Dior has a new leading lady. The French fashion label has tapped Emilia Clarke as the face of its Rose des Vents fine jewelry collection, marking her first campaign for a luxury brand. The Game of Thrones star was photographed by Patrick Demarchelier for the campaign, set to break on Friday in Madame Figaro magazine in France. Related: They Are Wearing: Fashion Week Jewelry In one image, the British actress sports a natural look, with brown hair and minimal makeup.
British actress Emilia Clarke is Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive 2015. This is the gorgeous balance of Emilia Clarke,” explains writer Benjamin Markovits regarding her appeal. On Game of Thrones, Clarke’s Khaleesi is so fierce that she has her own kingdom in addition to three baby dragons. I know she’s short and round and brown, but I’d like you to see her.” Turns out, she explains, the casting director was looking for someone beyond cookie cutter descriptions: “[S]omeone who could grow before your eyes in one season, who could gather strength and show vulnerability, they wanted the arc…” Emilia Clarke was called “short and round and brown” by her agent.
The 28-year-old Londoner, who plays menacing, white-haired Daenerys Targaryen, aka Khaleesi, aka Mother of Dragons on “Game of Thrones,” is Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive. The magazine made the announcement early Tuesday, but GQ got there first, anointing Clarke Woman of the Year in September. In addition to her high-profile role on the massively popular HBO series, Clarke was Sarah Connor in the summer movie hit Terminator: Genisys. She can be queen, but also kid sister, killer or girl next door, writes Benjamin Markovits in the Esquire story accompanying Clarke’s nude cover, belly down with bedsheet strategically placed.
Trying to pin down Emilia Clarke, who is young and beautiful and who has had such extraordinary success as one of the most identifiable female protagonists of recent television history, is an even harder undertaking than usual.