In a recent interview, Emilia Clarke who portrayed exiled Princess Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series ‘Game of Thrones,’ discussed the upcoming spin offs, including the much-anticipated prequel 'House of the Dragon'
Emilia Clarke has recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly and discussed her experience of working in one of the most popular TV series, “Game of Thrones.”
“I honestly still look back at it and go, ‘I’m so not at a point where I can retrospectively see this for what it is.’ I think I’ll be 90 when I can actually do that. The experience was so enormous, and so all-consuming, and defines me at that young moment in my life. You kind of look back at it like you would high school or college. When you’re young like that, you’re so in the moment.”
The actor starred as Princess Daenerys in "Game of Thrones,” which aired ten years ago. She has in the past discussed her struggles with fame and multiple health scares during production.
“I look back at the person who was there and go, ‘You really have no idea what’s coming. You have no idea what’s about to hit,'” the actor said.
“And it was beautiful for that. We were all very much in the moment that we were in, and very unaware as to how it was going to be received, what people were going to think, who we were going to be at the end of it. I’m going to call us kids, because we were — we were just having fun, experiencing this crazy thing. And it was joyous for that. That first season was nonstop joy, and so much fun. I look back at it with complete love”
The HBO series proved to be a game changer for Television, drawing millions of audiences over the course of its eight seasons.
The 59 Emmy-winning series continues to expand its universe and spawn new spinoffs. “House of the Dragon,” the widely-anticipated successor series to Game of Thrones, is already set to premiere in 2021.
When asked about the spinoffs, Clarke said, “Godspeed, everyone! You do you, you go, Glenn Coco! It’s just inevitable. I wish you all the best, it’s gonna be whatever it will be, but of course they’re doing more. You can’t create something that big and not have people go, ‘And? What else? This is really good! Let’s do loads more!'”
Clarke is currently awaiting the release of her Lionsgate thriller "Above Suspicion," based on Joe Sharkey’s true crime novel of the same name, which tells the darkest chapter of FBI history through a small-town story that forever changed how the agency handles field operations