Emilia Clarke is an English actress, best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series Game of Thrones. Let’s see some awesome facts and trivia about her!
1.Her full name is Emilia Isabelle Euphemia Rose Clarke
2. She was born on 26 October 1986.
3. Emilia Clarke grew up in Berkshire.
4. Her father is a theatre sound engineer.
5. She has a younger brother.
6. Emilia Clarke’s interest in acting began at the age of three after seeing the musical Show Boat on which her father was working.
7. She was educated at Rye St Antony School and at St Edward’s School, Oxford.
8. She attended Drama Centre London, and graduated in 2009.
9. The school she studied drama was also attended by Paul Bettany, Colin Firth and Pierce Brosnan.
10. While being a student she had other 5 jobs to pay the rent.
11. Emilia Clarke’s early work includes two plays at St. Edwards, ten plays at Drama Centre London, the 2009 Company of Angels production of Sense, and two 2009 commercials for Samaritan.
12. One of her first film roles was for a University of London students’ short film.
13. Her first television roles were Saskia Mayer in a 2009 episode of the British soap opera Doctors and Savannah in Syfy’s 2010 film Triassic Attack. Screen International magazine named her as one of the “UK Stars of Tomorrow”.
14. She starred in Dom Hemingway alongside Jude Law.
15, She had only 24 hours to prepare for the audition for Games of Thrones.
16. In 2010 Clarke was cast as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO medieval fantasy series Game of Thrones, based on the book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin.
17. She was cast after fellow British actress Tamzin Merchant was replaced for undisclosed reasons.
18. She did the funky chicken and robot dance during her audition.
19. She was tested also for the role of Sharon Carter/Agent 13 in Captain America but lost to Emily VanCamp.
20. Emilia Clarke was offered the role of Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey but turned down the part because of the nudity required.
21, She was named Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive in 2015
22. In September 2012, Clarke was reported to be dating Seth MacFarlane.n March 2013.
23. It was reported that she and MacFarlane had ended their relationship.
24. Emilia Clarke was bullied for her eyebrows at school.
25. Her mom told her that Clarke would be thankful for her eyebrows when she gets older. And that turned out as her mom said.
26. Her mom had a rule when Clarke was growing up. The rule was “Don’t do drugs, don’t have sex, and don’t touch your eyebrows.
27. When she told her parents she wanted to be an actor they were getting for a life of unemployment.
28. She is also musically talented. Clarke can sing, play piano, flute and guitar.
29. Her favorite TV series is Girls. If she could she would like to be even a random extra on Girls.
30. Emilia Clarke likes sports. She can do horseback-riding, ice skating, rowing and running among others.
31. In 2012 there were more than 160 baby girls legally named after Clarke’s character Khaleesi after Daenerys Targaryen.
32. What she likes about the character she portrayed in Games of Thrones was that she was had feminine side expressed not with sexuality but with her inner strength.