It's the most wonderful time of the year! Thrones season is upon us and you know what that means? Die-hard fans are entitled to talk about it restlessly until everyone around them is super annoyed and has no choice but to start watching. Hey! Don't be a hater—I have to deal with the same shit for The Walking Dead allllll the time. OMG zombies! Blegh, who cares?
In an interview with Mirror, Emilia Clarke, aka The Unburnt Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men (claimant), Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, Mother of Dragons gets candid about all things Game of Thrones. From her experience with fans to more gruesome subjects like well, vomiting on set. Sexy stuff, to be sure! That's Hollywood, folks. It's not all glitz and glam, especially in The Seven Kingdoms.
How do you cope with the more gruesome scenes – like when you had to eat a heart?
"It was very helpful to be given something so truly disgusting to eat, so there wasn’t much acting required. They made the heart out of solidified jam but it tasted like bleach and raw pasta. I ate roughly 28 hearts throughout the days we filmed that scene. Fortunately, they gave me a spit bucket because I was vomiting in it quite often."
I don't even like thinking about the next interview question/answer I'm going to share because a world with GoT is a bit too much for me to bear. Wow, that rhymed. Pretty deep, actually. Alright, sorry, I'm getting emotional. Here we go—
What will you do when Game Of Thrones comes to an end?
"I want to continue working in theatre – I love performing in front of an audience. Even a musical. I’m probably going to make my fair share of good and bad choices, but fate and luck are all part of the game. At the moment I just get so excited arriving at the Thrones set each day. It’s like beginning another great adventure."
To read the full interview, head here.
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