Game Of Thrones 8 star Emilia Clarke aka Daenerys Targaryen's 12 Interesting and UNKNOWN Facts

Unlike Emilia Clarke’s character in her popular show Game of Thrones, she's a bit of a mystery in her real life and we're sure that you'd be surprised to know some of the interesting facts about her; Read on
12 Interesting Facts About Emilia Clarke aka Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones 12 Interesting Facts About Emilia Clarke aka Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones
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Emilia Clarke plays one of the most iconic characters on the HBO original show Game of Thrones. As the final season's first episode aired recently, it is getting more and more difficult for the fans to contain their excitement for the rest of the episodes. And as open Emilia’s character of Daenerys Targaryen is in reel life,  she is a closed book in her real life and there are a lot of interesting facts about her. We hand pick some of the most interesting facts about the Mother of Dragons for you:

1. The heart she ate in one of the episodes of GOT was actually a Gummy Bear

Emilia Clarke in the first season of Game of Thrones had to eat a stallion’s heart in order to prove the strength of her unborn child. The heart she ate was actually a giant gummy bear that was perfectly made like a real heart. Clarke revealed on a show that it tasted awful and the expressions on her face while eating it, was actually her real reaction.

2. Emilia Clarke has her roots in India

The actress had revealed in a show that she is actually 1/8th Indian, as her maternal grandmother was born in Lucknow, United Provinces in colonial India. However, she used to hide this fact because her great grandmother had an unofficial relationship with a guy in India during the colonial period.

3. Apart from acting, Clarke has a good taste in music

Emilia is actually very talented in her real life. If she wouldn't have chosen acting as her career, then she would probably have been a good singer. The actress also knows a lot of instruments to play including flute, cello and guitar.

4. Wonder which is the all time favourite web series and film of Emilia Clarke?

Just like us, Emilia indulges in binge watching whenever she gets time off her shooting schedule. She has time and again revealed her fandom with FRIENDS TV show along with that of Girls. She also has her all-time favourite movie, which is none other than, Clueless.

5. Her real name is not just Emilia Clarke

The real full giant name of Emilia Clarke is actually Emilia Isabelle Euphemia Rose Clarke. Long much? Born and brought up in London, Emilia shortened her name to just Emilia Clarke when she arrived to New York to became an actress.

6. She was almost a part of the Marvel Universe

Emilia had auditioned for Sharon Carter's role in Captain America: The winter Soldier but had lost to Emily VanCamp. If Emilia would have got the role, the actress would have features in Avengers: Infinity War and we would have loved her even more then.

7. She was almost a part of the DC fam as well

Not just Marvel, Clarke had also auditioned for the role of Enchantress in Suicide Squad but had again lost it to Cara Delevingne.

8. Her character Khaleesi has inspired a lot of real life baby girls’ names

Emilia Clarke’s name in the show has given names to a whopping 170 babies in real life. The babies’ parents, who definitely would have been GOT fans, decided to name their babies Khaleesi inspired by Emilia’s role as Mother of Dragons.

9. She has been the lucky one to have got named an animal specie after her

A sea slug was named after character in Game of Thrones because when the specie was discovered, it had long blonde strands which resembles just like Emilia’s look in GOT and hence, the specie got its name as Khaleesi.

10. She has an unusual tattoo on her body

In honour of her show GOT in 2015, Emilia had got a bumble bee tattoo on the pinot finger of her hand and guess who did she got it done from? It was Drake's tattoo artist who gave this unusual tattoo to the Game of Thrones star.

11. She was the first choice for the role of Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades series

Emilia is beautiful, sexy, smart, but still the actress turned down the role of Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades series. The reason she gave for the same was that she didn't want to be typecast as someone who just does nudity.

12. Emilia uses a body double for her nude scenes in the show


Meet Rosie Mac! She's a 18-years old actress who plays Emilia Clarke aka Mother of Dragon's body double while shooting some nude scenes on the show.

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