Woman Crush Wednesday: Emilia Clarke

Above: Emilia Clarke on the red carpet

Name: Emilia Clarke

Birthdate: May 1, 1987

Birthplace: London, England

Claim to fame: She stormed onto the scene in her role as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series Game of Thrones.

What we can see her in next: She just starred alongside Jude Law in the film Don Hemingway. As well she’ll be starring as Sarah Connor in 2015’s Terminator: Genesis.

Interesting fact: During her Game of Thrones audition, show runner, David Behioff, noticed that she was anxious and asked her to do a dance. What dance did Emilia Clarke do? She did the chicken and the robot. I guess ridiculous dance numbers is what’s really needed to book a part on a medieval-fantasy TV series. 

Best quote: “Because of my hair I rarely, rarely get recognized, but I was in America, in L.A., a couple of weeks ago and I was in a lift in a department store and the doors opened and this woman stood there, looked at me and just went, “Khaleesi!” and then the doors closed! So that was mental and bizarre and rarely happens but when it does it’s normally on that kind of crazy scale.” – on how she’s barely recognized in public because of the blonde wig she wears for Game of Thrones.

Why we love her:

It seems most of the world is going crazy for Emilia Clarke right now. Not only is the British actress absolutely stunning, but she’s also one of the stars of one of TV’s most popular shows in recent history, Game of Thrones. She plays the character, Daenerys Targaryen, who’s fierce, even caring for her own baby dragons. On the show her character is blonde with blue eyes, but in real life she’s a brunette with dark eyes (which is why she rarely gets recognized out in public and can still keep a relatively low-profile).

Born in London, England, she grew up wanting to be an actor from a very young age. She graduated from the Drama Centre London in 2009. A school that includes other high profile graduates, such as Paul Bettany, Colin Firth, and Pierce Brosnan. It was only a few years after this where she booked her big role on Game of Thrones. With its fourth season now airing, as well as her role playing Sarah Connor in Terminator: Genesis coming out in 2015, it’s only a matter of time before Emilia Clarke becomes one of the most highly sought after women, and actresses in the world.

She was also recently voted the most desirable woman in the world by AskMen readers. Which is definitely an honour that’s warranted on her part. She’s playing one of the title characters on one of the hottest shows on television, she has big roles coming out in the near future, and she’s drop dead gorgeous, with that captivating and posh accent to cap it all off. Even if you aren’t a Game of Thrones fan, it’s simply worth watching for Emilia Clarke.  

Tags: Game of Thrones

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