Emilia Clarke has landed the cover of another fashion magazine this month, gracing the pages of the April 2014 issue of Glamour Paris. The issue features a new fashion spread, with Emilia looking lovely as usual, as well as a new interview. Although the interview is in French we’ve done our best to translate some of the Thrones related questions. Emilia chats filming, having to wait to watch Game of Thrones like the rest of us, binge watching shows, leading the way for complex female heroines, and more.
The entire season begins filming in June until December, touring Morocco, Iceland, Croatia and Ireland. When we start we get the whole story so we know who’s going to go where. [Laughs]. In general, I arrive on the set at 3am. A hard day’s filming on average is 12 to 18 hours because there is a lot of preparation in my case.
On whether or not the cast gets to watch Thrones before its release:
No, nobody receives the DVD before the broadcast. I will watch Season 4, on TV like you. I’ll just hide behind the sofa when I appear on screen.
On binge watching series like the rest of us:
If I’m obsessed, I can easily spend three days secluded at home to watch it. But I try to put limits on myself to truly appreciate them.
On understanding the Game of Thrones obsession:
But it’s great, it’s like watching a ten hour movie. You live with the characters and you have the time to understand their history and journey. There is room for the heroes grow and flourish. You can detest a character for three episodes and love them later … as in life.
On being one of the first of many complex female heroines on television:
Finally, the producers realize how exciting it is to have a central female character in a series. It there’s so much to write and say about women, it is a vast territory to explore. This is an interesting time and I am very lucky to be part of this generation. Our role, through these characters, is to convey a message to all those girls who today are under enormous pressure: stay yourself. And you, the viewer, you can watch all these series that tell you yes, everything is possible.
On being close with the cast:
We’re a very close family, particularly the band kids: Richard Madden, Kit Harington, Rose Leslie, Alfie Allen and I. This is our first big role for all of us. Rose is my best friend, I see Kit all the time, Harry Lloyd is a close friend, Jason Momoa, it’s like my family when I come to LA.
Sophie Turner is also featured in Glamour Magazine inside the pages of the April 2014 UK edition. Sophie shows some shine and mixes prints while offering a quick quote on her Thrones character Sansa: “People come up and they don’t like me, but they just mean my character. I suppose it’s a compliment, that people are so convinced by the character – but it’s a bit strange.” Sophie also discusses adopting her direwolf and mixing things up as a teen assassin in her new project Barely Lethal.