Emilia Clarke is no longer an aspiring actress and now working on some of the biggest TV shows and movies in Hollywood. She will appear in the upcoming Han Solo Star Wars movie and she is currently working on the final season of the Game of Thrones.
That said, she struggled to land acting jobs. In a new interview from Harper’s Bazaar, Clarke talked about the frustration of getting passed over for acting jobs during her time at the prestigious Drama Centre London because she had “the wrong look.”
“It got me angry,” she said. “Well, no, not angry. ‘Angry’ is the wrong word. But it pushed me into another casting type; forced me to be an actor. Instead of playing Juliet and doing the light, airy stuff, I would be the granny who cracks wise, or a down-and-out hooker who has seen better days.”
At the end of the day, it all worked out. With that anger and intensity over the years, she landed the role of a lifetime. That said, she hates when anyone compares the show to nothing more than “tits and dragons.”
“I’m starting to get really annoyed about this stuff now because people say, ‘Oh, yeah, all the porn sites went down when Game of Thrones came back on.’ I’m like, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale?’ I f**king love that show, and I cried when it ended because I couldn’t handle not seeing it. That is all sex and nudity. There are so many shows centered around this very true fact that people reproduce,” she adds. “People f**k for pleasure — it’s part of life.”
With only six episodes left to wrap up the entire series, there may not be much more to occur in season 8 instead of a growing romance between Daenerys and Jon Snow.