We can’t wait to see Emilia Clarke in the upcoming season of Game of Thrones, as well as in the upcoming movie Me Before You. The actress covers Glamour magazine this month, and here’s some of what we learned:
[highlight]On the controversial Game of Thrones rape scene:[/highlight] “Yes. Well, Daenerys and Khal Drogo’s arranged marriage, and the customary rape that followed—ask George R.R. Martin why he did that, ’cause that’s on him. But I thought the consensual sex she has thereafter was genius. She is physically saying, ‘You can’t rape me again. I’m going to be in control and show you something you’ve never seen before.’ At the heart of it, we’re telling a story; you need that part of the story to feel empathy for Daenerys. You see her attacked by her brother, raped by her husband, and then going, ‘F—k all of you, I’m gonna rule the world.’ That’s where we are now.”
[highlight]On nudity in Game of Thrones and why fans didn’t see Jason Momoa in the buff: [/highlight]“Oh, I did. I saw his member, but it was covered in a pink fluffy sock. Showing it would make people feel bad. It’s too fabulous. No, I don’t know why. But I’d like to bring your memory back to Mr. Michiel Huisman [Khaleesi’s love interest in seasons four and five] and I copulating for the first time, which began with me saying, ‘Take off your clothes,’ and then you got to see his perfect bottom.”
[highlight]On how she’d like to write Game of Thrones fan fiction:[/highlight] “I want to see Daenerys and her three dragons share the throne. Eat goat they’ve barbecued. And bring back all the pretty boys, get them to take their trousers down, and be like, ‘I’m now the queen of everything! I’d like close-ups of all the boys’ pen*ses, please.’”
[highlight]On working as a telemarketer:[/highlight] I was upselling for charities: “Thank you for giving five pounds a month; have you considered giving six-pounds-fifty?” Soul-destroying. People responded by saying things like, “You evil person. I’ve just lost someone close to me.” I did four shifts and walked out.
[highlight]On the pro’s and con’s of dating someone in the public eye vs. someone who is not:[/highlight] Well, a con is you have strangers giving you love-life advice like, “I’m a big fan of the show, and I’m not sure what you’re doing with that guy,” which I didn’t react well to. That happened in New York when Seth and I were together. This guy started to give me advice: “Can I get a selfie? And by the way…” Unh-unh, bro.