Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke: 5 Fun Facts
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Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke: 5 Fun Facts

Game of Thrones fans know Emilia Clarke best as mother of dragons, Daenerys Targaryen, but, much like on the show, there’s a lot going on under the surface. Here are five facts about Emilia that even the most ardent GoT fan might not know.

1. She landed her GoT role right after drama school. Emilia was cast as Daenerys only a year after completing her studies at Drama Center London. Talk about a sweet first gig!

2. She wasn’t the original Daenerys. Say it isn’t so! In the original pilot for GoT, the role of Dany was played by actress Tamzin Merchant, of The Tudors fame. The reasons for the recast have never been disclosed, but whatever the reason, we think HBO made the right decision (no offense, Tamzin)!

3. She’s hot and talented. Just in the past year, Emilia was selected to be on both the Maxim Hot 100 List and Victoria’s Secret’s What Is Sexy List. Not just a pretty face though, she also snagged a BAFTA nomination for best supporting actress in a drama. Is there anything she can’t do?

4. She’s very animated Or, at least she will be in an upcoming episode of Futurama. Emilia has recorded a role for the sci-fi cartoon where she voices the love interest of Zoidberg. Hey, she dated Khal Drogo, why not Zoidberg?

5. She’s a fan of some cool shows While Emilia of course stars on the most awesome show on television, she has expressed a desire to guest star on fellow critical darlings Girls and Breaking Bad. Could we see Khaleesi bringing some Dornish wine to a Bushwick warehouse party? Hey, the more Emilia is on our TV sets, the better!

07.11.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Johnny Brayson
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