She’s Khaleesi, mother of dragons, and all-around bad ass lady — Emilia Clarke is Daenerys Targaryen, one of the most crucial characters in HBO’s hit fantasy series Game of Thrones. But as the series winds down, Clarke is preparing to say goodbye.
Though her lips are sealed when it comes to any GoT spoilers, Clarke has opened up about her beginnings, her views, and what’s to come. Here’s everything we know about where the actress is in her career.
It was her first major role
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Clarke admitted that the role of Dany saved her career. She was a struggling actress when she received the call to audition for the part. And Clarke is nothing but grateful for the opportunity to embody the character, saying “Women have been great rulers. And then for that to be a character that I’m known to play? That’s so f***ing lucky.”