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Emilia Clarke strikes a fierce pose on Stellar‘s 150th issue, honoring strong women of the screen!
Here’s what the 32-year-old Game of Thrones actress shared with the mag:
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On the negative response to the final episodes of Game of Thrones: “Everyone is going to have their own opinion and they’re fully entitled to them. It’s art and it’s to be dissected and taken on in whatever individual way you wish… It sucks this wasn’t the perfect ending that people were hoping for, but I truly believe we would never have made everyone happy.”
On what playing Daenerys taught her about herself: “Oh my goodness, she taught me about lady balls. She taught me what it feels like to be in a room and be heard. She wielded such power, calmness and such poise. She had a fierce intensity and made some incredibly tough choices. In Season 3, she had to start busting some balls, and as a 25-year-old standing in front of 500 extras, 150 crew members, six cameras, a drone, dragons and fire, I had to bring it. I felt like if I can do that, then the red carpet doesn’t feel so scary to me at all. So there’s a certain kind of self-belief that rubs off on you as a person.”
On how she felt after Game Of Thrones finished filming: “It really was the greatest moment of my life, but there is an absolute freedom that Thrones has given me – a gift-wrapped present in a little bow saying, “You’re now financially secure enough to not have to panic, so what do you want to do?” That kind of freedom is wonderful. I could never see it during the time I was filming, because I was too close to it.”
For more from Emilia Clarke, head to StellarMag.com.au.
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