16 Things You Never Knew About Emilia Clarke From ‘Game of Thrones’

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16 Things You Never Knew About Emilia Clarke From ‘Game of Thrones’

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16 Things You Never Knew About Emilia Clarke From ‘Game of Thrones’

Emilia Clarke plays one of television's most iconic characters, Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones. Men love her, and women want to be her.

There’s still some mystery revolving around her since she’s relatively new in the business. To find out a little more about Emilia, click through the gallery above.

Game of Thrones Season 7 premieres on Sunday, July 16 on HBO.

16 Things You Never Knew About Emilia Clarke From ‘Game of Thrones’
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She has three middle names

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She has three middle names

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Her full name is Emilia Isabelle Euphemia Rose Clarke.


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She is a talented singer

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She is a talented singer

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She’s an expert in blues, cabaret, and jazz signing. Her other musical talents include playing the piano, flute, and guitar.

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She’s also quite an athlete

She’s also quite an athlete

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She’s skilled in horseback riding, ice skating, rowing, sailing, and skiing.


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She wasn’t the first woman cast as Daenerys Targaryen

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She wasn’t the first woman cast as Daenerys Targaryen

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Originally, Tamzin Merchant (The Tudors, Supergirl) was cast as Khaleesi and portrayed her in the first pilot. For reasons unknown, Tamzin was replaced and Emilia re-shot her scenes.


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She was almost a part of the Marvel Universe

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She was almost a part of the Marvel Universe

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Emilia auditioned for the role of Sharon Carter/Agent 13 in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. She also would have appeared in Captain America: Civil War and the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War. Unfortunately, she lost out to Emily VanCamp.


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She was almost a part of DC Universe as well

She was almost a part of DC Universe as well

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She was considered for the part of Enchantress in Suicide Squad, but the part was ultimately given to Cara Delevingne.


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She turned down another very popular role

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She turned down another very popular role

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She was offered the role of Anastasia Steele in 50 Shades of Grey, but turned it down because of the excessive nudity.

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She loves a very popular show

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She loves a very popular show

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Emilia regards Friends as her favorite TV show of all time.


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She’s also a huge fan of a more recent series

She’s also a huge fan of a more recent series

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She wanted to be an extra on Girls so badly, she said she’d give her right arm for the chance.


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She also loves a super popular movie

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She also loves a super popular movie

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One of her favorite movies is the fan-favorite, Clueless.


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She has a tattoo

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She has a tattoo

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She has a tiny bumblebee on her pinky finger.


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She wasn’t the only Game of Thrones character to be a part of Terminator

She wasn’t the only Game of Thrones character to be a part of Terminator

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Emilia played the most recent version of Sarah Connor in Terminator: Genysis. Her costar Lena Headey also played Sarah Connor in the television series, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.


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She’s suffered from a brain aneurysm

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She’s suffered from a brain aneurysm

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In 2013, after performing in Breakfast at Tiffany's, Emilia had to undergo treatment in New York to treat her condition.


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She doesn’t attract much attention

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She doesn’t attract much attention

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When out in public, Emilia says people hardly recognize her and she’s rarely approached. She attributes this to her short brown hair, where most people only know her with the long blond locks.


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She dated Seth MacFarlane

She dated Seth MacFarlane

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The pair spent about six months together in 2013 and broke up because of the difference in their schedules.


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She inspired a major baby name trend

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She inspired a major baby name trend

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In 2012, 160 baby girls were named Khaleesi.


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Emilia Clarke plays one of television's most iconic characters, Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones. Men love her, and women want to be her.

There’s still some mystery revolving around her since she’s relatively new in the business. To find out a little more about Emilia, click through the gallery above.

Game of Thrones Season 7 premieres on Sunday, July 16 on HBO.