In a New Yorker interview posted after Sunday eveningâ€™s sequence finale, Clarke revealed that she met Beyonce at an Oscars after-party hosted by the musician and her husband, Jay Z. There, she was approached by the host herself, who gushed about Daenerys Targaryen. Beyonce, nevertheless, like the remainder of the world, was at that time ignorant about Daenerysâ€™ darkish flip in Season 8.
â€œAll I needed to scream was â€˜Please, please nonetheless like me regardless that my character turns right into a mass-killing dictator! Please nonetheless suppose that Iâ€™m representing girls in a very fabulous method,â€™ â€ Clarke stated of the encounter.
She additionally revealed that she realized of the completion of Danyâ€™s arc â€” which sees her burn Kingâ€™s Touchdown in a dragon-helmed rage and in the end be killed by her former lover, Jon Snow â€” a full two years in the past.
â€œI took a really lengthy stroll round London in a daze, not fairly figuring out the best way to digest the information,â€ she stated. â€œNow, lastly, persons are going, â€˜Oh, now we perceive why this season hit you arduous.â€™ â€
As for what she would change concerning the divisive last season, she stated she wouldâ€™ve preferred extra scenes with Missandei and Cersei. However wanting again on the primary season, she remembered a very controversial scene, wherein Khal Drogo (performed by â€œAquamanâ€ star Jason Momoa) raped his new unwilling spouse, Dany.
â€œI couldnâ€™t have been raped by anybody extra beautiful,â€ Clarke stated. â€œAnd the scene we had â€” I imply, he cried greater than I did. It was brutal, and he was so sort and so caring. He was so protecting of me that these scenes have been truly manageable.â€
Clarke additionally opened up about capturing Seasons 2 and three of â€œSport of Thronesâ€ whereas coping with the aftermath of two life-threatening mind hemorrhages. She stated in moments of â€œexcessive stress,â€ she felt the concern of dying extra intensely, and needed to have the hair and make-up artists stroll her by way of the worst moments.
â€œDay-after-day I might battle my very own demons of pondering, Youâ€™re sick, you’ll be able toâ€™t do that. Youâ€™re drained, give in. Cease,â€ she stated. â€œI simply bulldozed by way of.â€
Learn the complete Q&A right here.