Interview

Emilia Clarke talks Game of Thrones, covers Flare Magazine

Emilia Clarke is featured on the cover of the April 2014 issue of Canada’s Flare Magazine. Emilia is pretty in pastels in a new fashion spread, and talks Game of Thrones in a new interview. She teases Season 4, dishes on her audition, and reveals the scariest part of nude scenes.

ON THE NEW SEASON OF GAME OF THRONES: “The whole of season four is dark and really emotional. If you asked any of the actors about this season, they’d say, ‘Oh no, my character’s got the best arc.’”

ON HER VERY EMBARRASSING GAME OF THRONES AUDITION MOMENT: “I get there, and I’m all dressed up to the nines, wearing a nice outfit with heels. I walk into an auditorium that’s got 50 people from HBO. I’m nervous like you wouldn’t believe. I had a Diet Coke right before I walked in, so I was buzzing. I said hello to each of the 50 people individually and walked down the steps, then fell over walking down.”

ON THE ONE THING SCARIER THAN ALL THAT NUDITY: “The aftermath was the thing that was harder to deal with. Going in to do my first press junket, that’s a hell of a lot scarier than being naked up on TV!”

ON LANDING THE ROLE OF A LIFETIME: “After my last audition for Game of Thrones, they said, ‘Congratulations, princess.’ I was like, ‘Bye-bye, call centre.’”

ON HER NEW BLOCKBUSTER ROLE IN TERMINATOR: “This is the most physical transformation I’ve ever done. But I haven’t done anything before this—I’ve done Game of Thrones and that’s about it. With Dany, it’s all CGI dragons, so not much training is needed.”

For more from Emilia’s feature, the April 2014 issue is on Canadian newsstands now.

47 Comments

  • Emilia Clarke used to work at a call center?!

    So technically, there’s a chance Daenerys Targaryen called my home once upon a time…

    A man can dream.

  • She’s lovely as per usual but I hate photoshop, it makes people look like video game characters.

  • WompWomp,

    Listen to the commentary for Mhysa (ep. 310) on the DVD. She tells that story and does the American accent of the girl that interrupted her and everything. I think her wording there was “That’s not the fucking Khaleesi, this girl’s got black hair.” Something like that.

  • Sophie Turner just did an interview and shoot with Tatler UK for April and looks absolutely gorgeous. She talks about GoT and S4, I think. Idk when HQ scans come in, but lordy. Just a heads up guys!

  • Yeah Emilia and Sophie seem to be in contest to see who can do the most fashion shoots this year. Every other day it seems that one of them has a new shoot.

  • ‘The Adorable Ms. Clarke’ looks as lovely as ever.

    OT though, what’s with the front page now? It’s a mess. Little link bubbles everywhere… :s It is hard to even see where one news item ends and another begins because the titles disappear into them.

    Is this just a transition phase? Or will it stay like this?

  • Is it really necessary to see every single magazine cover she does ? Don’t get me wrong I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE Emilia Clarke but you know what she’ll answer most of the time like all the other cast members.

  • Abyss,

    While I wouldn’t be surprised if this new season has a significant budget increase from previous seasons given what we’ve seen in the previews, I doubt Season 4 is more expensive than Rome ($110 million for Season 1), Friends ($180 million for the final season) or the Pacific ($200 million)

  • cosca,

    What?! $180 million for Friends?! Geez, star power sure as hell isn’t cheap… But yeah, you’re right, Kit Harington was exaggerating there.

  • Yago,

    Boy do I wish.

    Greenjones:
    WompWomp,

    Listen to the commentary for Mhysa (ep. 310) on the DVD. She tells that story and does the American accent of the girl that interrupted her and everything. I think her wording there was “That’s not the fucking Khaleesi, this girl’s got black hair.” Something like that.

    Haha, yes. That was the inspiration for my comment. It was also a great commentary.

  • Abyss,

    Yeah, it’s shocking, but the earning potential is incredible for sitcoms when you’re a runaway hit. Friends also had an uncommonly large cast for the genre.

    Just look at how much the Seinfeld and Big Bang Theory cast members make. Syndication is no joke.

  • Jeebus! They narrowed her down like crazy on that cover.

    They do know she has hips over at Flare, no?

  • Wow, they do way to much photoshop and editing on her. Her natural beauty is so much more amazing.. she looks like a CGI plastic doll in those pictures. Creepy.

  • azad injejikian: Jeebus! They narrowed her down like crazy on that cover.They do know she has hips over at Flare, no?

    They may have done something, but, Emilia is actually slimmer than during first season shooting when she did all that nudity. There is a noticeable difference when watching the end of season one and then watching season two immediately after.

  • Clob,

    I know, and she even says she’s in crazy shape for Terminator. Still looks unnecessarily fudged to me

  • cosca,

    Rome cost $110m a season???? I never considered watching it because it’s BBC and any kind of period/medieval drama has shit ass production values over here, might just watch it after The Wire and Season 4

  • Just found this quote looking for the budget of season 3

    “Season 3 is probably the biggest in terms of the number of new characters, number of new stories overall,” Benioff explained. “The universe has expanded as much as it’s going to, and now it’s going to contract… As pieces start to get removed from the chessboard, we’ll have fewer on there. We’re nearly to the midpoint (of the story), and it’ll be interesting to see what’s going forward with the endgame.”

    All of that makes it sound like we aren’t going to get all of Euron&Vic, Dorne and the Griffs next year

  • House Mormont,

    Not sure if you are aware or not but ROME was/is an HBO show. BBC may be showing it now but it was created by HBO. Its my second favorite show of all time right behind Thrones and you definitely need to watch it sooner than later! Also check out Deadwood if you haven’t already!

  • serum,

    House Mormont,

    Yes – Rome was a great show, and cut off before its time. I believe that HBO took a few lessons home from that endeavor.
    Also, I thought nothing could compare with GoT for my all time favorite, but I can say that True Detective is really giving it a run for its money!

  • The dragons will be so big they can swallow a horse or a cow or a mammoth, whole.

    Wonder how that looks

  • Patchy Face,

    Hopefully the finale will be smash, but I see no way they will wrap up Rust, Marty, Maggie, Papania and Gilbough, Martys daughter, lawnmover, yellow king, the crime itself and Carcosa in one episode.

  • She is sure knocking up a list of mag. covers lately, Flare,Instyle,Fr. Glamour,Vs and WSJ and been named the desirable bit as well! Now hard training all day and not eating anything tasting nice, could well have Joff for a manager.

  • Honestly though, natural Emilia is much more beautiful than megaapron-wearing, photoshopped Emilia. It’s a shame how much work is put into these pictures when the reality is much nicer than them…

  • jentario:
    Honestly though, natural Emilia is much more beautiful than megaapron-wearing, photoshopped Emilia. It’s a shame how much work is put into these pictures when the reality is much nicer than them…

    Amen to that.