December VogueGame of Thrones star Emilia Clarke puts down her sword and slips on some Dior as she talks to Violet Henderson about being our favourite Dragon Lady.
Emilia Clarke for The Observer, October 2013
All of the press and stuff - that’s the scary stuff. The acting is what I got trained to do.
"I love when I’m watching stuff that I’m not in. When I watched Episode 9, I was like, ‘Yes, I can relax the whole time,’ and be absorbed in everybody else. It was a hugely emotional thing to watch — we knew it was coming and we said our goodbyes — but I was overjoyed that I wasn’t a part of that. At least I know I’m safe. I’m over on the other side of the sea. And anyway, my dragons would burn you all.”
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.