Emilia Clarke wasnt the original choice for Daenerys Targaryen (Photo Credits: Twitter) Emilia Clarke, the ideal face of Daenerys Targaryen, was apparently not HBOs first choice to play Khaleesi! Are you surprised and shocked to the core? Well, so are wee! Turns out, another British actress had been roped in to play the pivotal role.
But Clarke got super lucky!HBO had initially cast The Tudors star, Tamzin Merchant, to play the part in Game of Thrones. However, as Emilias features matched the description of Dany in the books so perfectly, the casting director rooped in Emilia instead. In an interview with Vanity Fair, casting director Nina Gold stated, Its terrible to disappoint…difficult to let down…thats hard.
Its tough, but youve got to get it right, ultimately. View this post on Instagram Did I just stumble upon the truth here?! The cup bearer does not drinketh the Starbucks tea... oh and this ain’t a spoiler just a lost wanderer coming home for a mid filming cuppa...
.🔥 @prideofgypsies you so fire you make my hair turn blue. #forfuturereferenceileavethebagin #drogonyouhavemyheart4lyfe #familyvalues @gameofthrones #forthethrone #forthecaffeine #forthedragons #🔥 #🙌 #❤️A post shared by @ emilia_clarke on May 8, 2019 at 7:44pm PDTThe actress first day wasnt a smooth sailing one as she fell off a horse! In one of the HBO videos, Clarke stated, I fell off a f—king horse! This was my first job.
..this was the first thing I ever did and they stuck me on a horse! I just remember hanging on for dear life and I just remember, please stop filming! And I just cried.Speaking about her character to The New Yorker, Emilia Clarke had quoted, This was also my first job. Coming at such a character represented a kind of a growth.
In so many of those early moments, you probably saw a lot of Emilias pain rather than Daeneryss pain, because its not comfortable, its not easy. View this post on Instagram Me and my baby (dragon) (Drogon) just very excited for you all to see #season8gameofthrones which if I’m not mistaken begins...
.now. #gulp #enjoy #forthethrone #forthelasttime #buckleupkids @hbo @gameofthrones #🤯 #🔥 #☄️ #🐲A post shared by @ emilia_clarke on Apr 14, 2019 at 1:17pm PDTWell, who wouldve thought that this Khaleesi would last the whole eighth season and win so many hearts! Including Beyoncés, who came up to her and said, Oh, my goodness, its so wonderful to meet you.
. I think youre brilliant. Somebody clearly got very lucky. ..