Anyone who has watched HBO’s “Game of Thrones” series on TV is going to know who Emilia Clarke is. Well all the red blooded males will anyway.
Emilia plays the amazing Princess Daenerys Targaryen, Mother of Dragons, daughter of the ‘mad King’ Aerys Targaryen, and rightful blood-line heir to the Iron Throne. She plays the part brilliantly.
While almost all of the actors in the Game of Thrones series are a delight to watch and savour, to my thinking Emilia’s acting is second only to Peter Dinkage who plays the dwarf Lord Tyrion Lannister.
The Book of Knowledge, otherwise referred to as Wikipedia, tells us that Emilia was born in 1987 making her 25-ish, depending on which side of July she was born. She was born in Berkshire, England. It seems her interest in acting took hold at the very young age of three after being taken to see the a stage production of the musical Show Boat. She studied acting at the Drama Centre London and graduated in 2009.
From front on Emilia can sometimes looks at little like Jennifer Lawrence from The Hunger Games. In one article I came across they said that at one stage Emilia was considered for the lead role in The Hunger Games. However once she is in her Game of Thrones costume with the stark white wig on—that is supposed to made from human hair and cost $7,000 to have made as required—she looks nothing like Jennifer Lawrence. Also any similarities to Jennifer Lawrence disappear once Emilia moves even slightly into profile.
In the interview for the role Emilia was told that there were three nude scenes required in season one and she was asked if this would be a problem for her. Fortunately for half the population of the world (all the men) she told the producers she would be okay with doing the required nude scenes.