The Cast Remembers: Emilia Clarke on Playing Daenerys Targaryen | Game of Thrones: Season 8 (HBO)

  • Published on Apr 8, 2019
  • The actor recalls her first scene, and discusses how taking on the role of Daenerys has changed how she thinks of herself.

    Game of Thrones returns for its final season on April 14.

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  • emily m
    emily m 2 days ago

    The contrast b/w her and Dany's personality is hilarious lol. Love her both ways

  • marcus pinnock
    marcus pinnock 2 days ago +1

    Them eyebrows go in 6 different directions at once but I love her

  • Aaron Seet
    Aaron Seet 2 days ago

    Man, the number of fantasy languages she had to learn... tough act. Respect.

  • Shehryar Ijaz
    Shehryar Ijaz 3 days ago

    The most radiant human being❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Neek
    Neek 3 days ago

    She's somehow more unlikeable in real life than in the show. What an achievement.

  • Marie Blanco
    Marie Blanco 4 days ago

    They wasted her character 😣😭
    Ending got me wtf?!

  • Rose H
    Rose H 5 days ago

    I love Dany and Emilia

  • Ajith Antony
    Ajith Antony 6 days ago +1

    I love u always dany i love u Emilia Clark😓😓😓😘😘😘😍😍❤️😍❤️❤️😍

  • be kind to yourself and others

    i want her to be my best friend omg i just fucking love her

  • Albino Deer
    Albino Deer 7 days ago


  • Chantal Riviera
    Chantal Riviera 7 days ago

    *starts to talk dothraki*
    *can't remember the rest of the phrase*

  • Lincoln Parham
    Lincoln Parham 8 days ago

    I want to marry her!

  • David G
    David G 8 days ago

    Wasn't she supposed to have brown hair?

  • Ankit G
    Ankit G 10 days ago +1

    0:52 one of the most cutest people I have ever seen in my life 😘❤️

  • Jamie Barrington
    Jamie Barrington 10 days ago

    I just adore Emilia! She is a bright light in this crazy world. So pure & wholesome. ❤️

  • Random Things
    Random Things 12 days ago

    Ah, Ser Jorah of House Friendzone! How nice to see some family here.

  • Novak Kavon
    Novak Kavon 12 days ago

    Snow is an idiot ,so you burned couple thousand people ...who hasnt ,who hasnt? ...well it has been a privilege watching you act this beautiful ,complicated charachter with so much passion and love ,with every season you can see how much you as a person love the charachter you are playing and i truly wish the best for you in the future you are fucking awsome ...only Queen of seven kingdoms i accept ...Dracarys!!

  • Norcal
    Norcal 13 days ago

    Never seen such a genuine actress with such an amazing personality. She's truly special especially in this superficial society.

  • Danniel Fishler
    Danniel Fishler 13 days ago

  • Rakibul hossain
    Rakibul hossain 14 days ago

    Why the thumbnail reminds me of *pewdepie?*

  • Ren Elyn
    Ren Elyn 14 days ago +1

    So sad to see all the build up of the character for the past seasons just for her to end that way. They did Dany so wrong.

  • yasmine ymd
    yasmine ymd 14 days ago

    I love her so much 😍😍😍😘😘😘

  • Dianna James
    Dianna James 16 days ago

    OMG Emilia Clarke is such a amazing, beautiful, soulful, irreplaceable person 😭😭😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Daenerys Targaryen
    Daenerys Targaryen 16 days ago +3

    Thank you for bringing the most beautiful character EVER to the show and making it even better and greater. I can't find words for this.

  • Brown Knight
    Brown Knight 17 days ago

    My queen !

  • i'm a lewser
    i'm a lewser 17 days ago +1

    I've never seen got but damn, this woman is so incredible, she's literally the definition of happiness, and the most important thing is that she's so amazingly professional: Emilia and her character Daenerys are totally different, when you see her acting it doesn't seem like she's the same person. She's an incredible actress with no doubts, and she seems like a sweet and humble person in real life. So lovely.

  • Shastra xxx
    Shastra xxx 17 days ago

    The true QUEEN!! you deserved better

  • Casey De Freitas
    Casey De Freitas 17 days ago +1

    If there was ever an award for the biggest victim of bad writing, Emilia Clarke would have won miles ahead of the other nominees.

    • carlos vazquez
      carlos vazquez 16 days ago

      she should nominated to the Emmy this year and win, the other times was snubbed for crazy eyes and the loving wife of walter white

  • Sushmita
    Sushmita 17 days ago

    That is the daenerys we will remember.

  • Patricia Cavitt
    Patricia Cavitt 18 days ago

    My Queen, now and always.

  • MLJR 7
    MLJR 7 18 days ago +7

    Emilia should be classified as national treasure
    I love her childish goofy personality😂

  • Sauron Warface
    Sauron Warface 19 days ago

    Ты останешься в наших сердцах королевой 7 королевств и плевать как закончился сериал.

  • akaram325
    akaram325 20 days ago

    I want to hear her yell sex talk in Dothraki while I eat her butt out 🤤❤️

  • akaram325
    akaram325 20 days ago

    Why is this woman so damn gorgeous!?

  • LivanaFaolan
    LivanaFaolan 20 days ago

    She is so stinkin' adorable!

  • いきすちそ
    いきすちそ 20 days ago +1

    Them tears at the funeral were real, she really imagined him dead.

  • subliminals s
    subliminals s 20 days ago +1

    What does she say in 3:13? Lol

  • Danilo Ferrara
    Danilo Ferrara 20 days ago

    We will miss you :* (...thank you for your incredibly passion and for the amazing way that you interpreted Daenerys! I wish to see you soon in some new amazing role!

  • Flavius Aetius
    Flavius Aetius 20 days ago

    I figured Danny was going to go crazy and be killed. I wish the writing would have done those events justice. Shame on Dumb and Dumber for their laziness.

  • Rocket Junior
    Rocket Junior 20 days ago

  • Blue steel X
    Blue steel X 20 days ago

    You know I actually tried to hurry up and watch the show I was to late I made it to Season 5😔😔

  • luke ketchum
    luke ketchum 21 day ago +10

    Let's just pretend that season 8 never happened and Daenerys sailed off with Jon Snow as her lover. The End.

  • Maira
    Maira 21 day ago +1

    I’m crying I can’t believe they could do that to this ICONIC POWERFUL character. I love you and I stand by you Dany.

  • Suvechssa Asikina Rashid

    MY QUEEN 👑😍😘🤩🌹💯

  • Universo Torta
    Universo Torta 22 days ago +2

    I feel So bad watching this after knowing the shit they turnedt her character into

  • Miranda Summerset
    Miranda Summerset 22 days ago +2

    Khaleesi Queen forever 🔥👑🐲

  • Disha v
    Disha v 22 days ago +1

    This makes me even more sad about her story ending in such a ridiculous way. Broke away from everything her character was for all these years.

    • BostonBruinsOWN
      BostonBruinsOWN 22 days ago

      It’ll be Dany dying in books too but they blew it hard showing her downfall which I bet books do much better at

  • Henrik Andréason
    Henrik Andréason 22 days ago +1

    Why do I just want to hug and snuggle her everytime I see her during interviews?!

  • Matty_ 98
    Matty_ 98 22 days ago

    Daenerys 💙

  • Angie C
    Angie C 22 days ago

    Daenerys is the best character in GoT hands down (sorry Jon Snow, love you as well). Emilia brought her to life perfectly. 🧝🏻‍♀️🐉🔥

  • Sandile Ngcobo
    Sandile Ngcobo 22 days ago +5

    Listening to her puts a smile on my face everytime

  • Rosie j
    Rosie j 23 days ago +3

    The most adorable badass everrr 💕

  • Ryuko Matoi
    Ryuko Matoi 23 days ago

    Anybody know the song at 3:45 ?

    • Ryuko Matoi
      Ryuko Matoi 10 days ago

      Fallible Angel thank you for responding!

    • Fallible Angel
      Fallible Angel 13 days ago +1

      I may be wrong but it sounds like a portion of "Blood of my Blood" by Ramin Djawadi.

  • Mihri Lovee
    Mihri Lovee 23 days ago +4

    How can you not love her

  • Ling Zhao
    Ling Zhao 23 days ago +5


  • anonymous nation
    anonymous nation 23 days ago +32

    The most lovable person both in GOT and real life....only writing was bad daenerys was not

  • тσвι
    тσвι 24 days ago +3

    cersi and 370 soliders of her disliked the video XD

  • Bhaskar Paudel
    Bhaskar Paudel 24 days ago +6

    Why the fuck is she so damn cute?!

  • Kit
    Kit 24 days ago +11

    all i wish is her to stay healthy.

  • davidgeorgiev
    davidgeorgiev 24 days ago +3

    She gives an outstanding performance. Her real self has nothing to do with Daenerys, on the contrary, she seems just the opposite. I admire her skills

    • Edriss Scofield
      Edriss Scofield 23 days ago +1

      Yeah I never paid much special attention to Daeny throughout the show, her wooden demeanor made me assume it was just the limits of the actor, but I finally watched her in an interview here and SHE'S SO EXPRESSIVE that I realized that was some powerful restraint she showed playing Daenerys. The beautifully devastated look she had on her face as she finally made the decision to burn down King's Landing convinced me of her acting prowess. It's a shame she had to go mad before I learned to admire her!

  • Ellapinkette
    Ellapinkette 24 days ago +1

    Ian wa- is an incredible actor. This was a spoiler maybe?! 😂😂

    • Edriss Scofield
      Edriss Scofield 23 days ago

      For a split second I thought you were implying Iain was the one who died lol

  • alfina sw
    alfina sw 24 days ago +4

    i want to see you wearing a crown😭😭😭💔 i still can't accept your death.

  • Ali Kermanpour
    Ali Kermanpour 24 days ago

    Lain is freindzoned af

    • Ali Kermanpour
      Ali Kermanpour 22 days ago

      Edriss Scofield hmmmmm

    • Edriss Scofield
      Edriss Scofield 23 days ago

      That's not how it comes across at all. Jorah was friendzoned af, Iain has her worshipping him

  • Oli lil
    Oli lil 25 days ago +1

    I love LOVE you Emilia 💖🥰💘💜💜♥️💗💗💜💘You are the Queen I choose 👑💖♥️💖♥️👑♥️🥰💖💗♥️👑💘🥰

  • Alebeard
    Alebeard 25 days ago

    lmfao, we need more blooper clips like this 2:30!

    YUMMY CUPCAKES 25 days ago +1

    I can watch 8 seasons of this .im so happy to have experienced such a Great show .

    YUMMY CUPCAKES 25 days ago +1


  • Stefan Hristozov
    Stefan Hristozov 25 days ago +16

    Its just a shame they rushed your character arc.

  • AlexXmolodoy
    AlexXmolodoy 25 days ago

    5 минут с такой милой Эмилией в этом видео лучше всего 8 сезона, ради неё я готов простить всё. Я знаю, что она не прочитает этот комментарий и таких их тысячи, НО огромное тебе спасибо за то что подарила нам такую Дейнерис, ты подарила нам больше чем просто роль, ты вложила себя и всю душу в Дейнерис, ты воплотила её для нас, а потому благодарность моя будет бесконечна! Спасибо тебе...
    I'm sory, Google translate:
    5 minutes with such a cute Emilia in this video is best season 8, for her I am ready to forgive everything. I know that she will not read this comment and there are thousands of them, but thank you so much for giving us such Deaneris, you gave us more than just a role, you invested yourself and your whole soul in Deineris, you embodied it for us, but therefore my gratitude will be infinite! thank you

  • Erol Özer
    Erol Özer 25 days ago

    What melody at 2:42

  • books from Windblown
    books from Windblown 25 days ago +1

    Emma Clarke has won Emmys and has the best character on TV show ever won the most best female characters ever. Fire & Blood!

  • books from Windblown
    books from Windblown 25 days ago +3

    #thequeenwechose Daenerys Targaryen!

  • daenerys targeryen
    daenerys targeryen 25 days ago +1

    I really start crying

  • Hannah Barnes
    Hannah Barnes 25 days ago

    Because of how much work, passion and fun was put into Game of Thrones I think it is unfair to start a petition to do a new season. Yeah I didn't really like it but in the end we must accept it and give credit to all the people who helped to creat this fantastic show.

  • Frozen Willow
    Frozen Willow 25 days ago +7

    I don't care what anyone says. I still love Dany. (And Arya, and Jon Snow, and Samwell, and quite a few others) I really hated Joffrey and Ramsay. So if you guys are watching, you pulled off those bad guys so well. I can make the distinction between actor and character. All done amazing. Keep going.

  • Zyren Frye
    Zyren Frye 25 days ago

    Jorah still friend zoned.

  • The Desceent
    The Desceent 25 days ago

    watching this makes the ending getting even worse

  • anneeea
    anneeea 26 days ago

    Why is everyone saying they ruined her character? Her becoming mad was hinted for a LONG time. I think it was amazing.

  • Edriss Scofield
    Edriss Scofield 26 days ago

    God she's even cuter when she's casually swearing

  • seven
    seven 26 days ago +1

    She’s your queeeeeeen to be

  • Eduardo Toscano
    Eduardo Toscano 26 days ago

    She went from 22 to 32 and didn't change a bit haha

  • WeirdCrepe
    WeirdCrepe 26 days ago +1

    My baby 😘

  • anoniem anoniem
    anoniem anoniem 26 days ago

    Wow that hair change.

  • Jan V
    Jan V 26 days ago +10

    You will always be my queen!

  • Alice Moto
    Alice Moto 26 days ago +1

    so whats the next major show thats gonna be as good as the first 7 seasona of got

  • Brian Lee
    Brian Lee 26 days ago +9

    in a past couple of years she had to learn an unknown language (unlike most of the major actors), have iconic white hair, ride a dragon, act as a slave, a widow, a leader outside of westeros, and she wanted people to have "freedom". There wont be a Game of Thrones without Emilia Clarke

  • DajDaDonDada
    DajDaDonDada 26 days ago +4

    season 8 can suck my ass i’m fucking pissed

  • Sierra Jacks
    Sierra Jacks 26 days ago

    And than she died😣

  • Desiree Yeah
    Desiree Yeah 26 days ago

    Es ist so berührend zu sehen wie sehr die Schauspieler mit ihrem Herzen an dieser Serie hängen. Und dann das Finale gesehen zu haben und wie das alles mit Füßen getreten wurde, ist unbegreiflich ...

  • Flávio Monteiro
    Flávio Monteiro 26 days ago

    I dont like her acting skills, but she is a Wonderful person...

  • deni chow
    deni chow 26 days ago +4

    Ohhh Danny, I ❤ you!!!

  • lala land
    lala land 26 days ago

    Emilia, I love you period. You are such a affable person, i want to go into my TV and hug you.

  • Driamera
    Driamera 26 days ago

    I'm gonna miss this show

  • wise Human
    wise Human 26 days ago +8

    She is very beautiful.

  • Clip Movies
    Clip Movies 26 days ago +1

    The Eyebrows ❤️
    how did she controlled it? 😂😂😍😍

  • Ari for Queen
    Ari for Queen 26 days ago +1

    I love the AAAAaaaaaaa sound ( 0:30)

  • Julia's Playlists
    Julia's Playlists 26 days ago +1

    It's more emotional than the last season.

    Actually, not really. Even if logic was fucked and other disadvantages in season number 8, there were tears in my eyes in almost every episode. It was entertaining, it was touching, it was moving. It was... Great. Great, but *different* . And maybe that's the reason why so many people are disappointed, because it was just... Different.

  • Matt
    Matt 26 days ago +37

    Awful ending for a great character.

  • Glam by Devi
    Glam by Devi 26 days ago

    This just makes me wanna cry I can’t believe the show is really over 😭😩

  • _Gach _Crazy_ Bloom
    _Gach _Crazy_ Bloom 26 days ago +1

    Daenerys should be queen #DaenerysQueen