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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  • Lance Brandon Wade Reeves

    How exactly is the "Mad King" supposed to be?

  • Johanna V.
    Johanna V. 8 days ago

    She is an incredible actress. I mean Dany is the opposite of Emilia

  • Kofi Keelson
    Kofi Keelson 14 days ago

    Really need to watch this sh*t. Love Emilia. She's so real in life(behind the set)

  • will B
    will B 14 days ago +2

    I feel like Emilia would be the first to sign up for a remake

  • will B
    will B 14 days ago +2

    So Emilia is saying that at the end of her life shell go crazy and commit mass murder... Ah

  • Jenny Tan
    Jenny Tan 15 days ago +1

    I missed the days when they’d lighten her brows

  • Veronica Rotin
    Veronica Rotin 15 days ago +4

    She is so naturally adorable and true and honest. I can’t imagine how easy it is for a guy to fall in love with her having that character and beautiful face 🤯

  • Jshmcnl
    Jshmcnl 17 days ago +3

    S8 never happend , danny is sitting on her throne rn doing it the right way.

  • Pamela Molero
    Pamela Molero 18 days ago

    Thank u Emilia, we love u!

  • anjali konathala
    anjali konathala 21 day ago

    Neyya and always...she emanates a fierce kind of goodness...a bunch of bad writing can't ruin it!!!...blood of my blood!💜🔥💜🔥

  • Brandt p
    Brandt p 21 day ago

    The feminism in this whole series is so thick. It truly breaks my heart when art is overruled by political agendas

  • The Spinach King
    The Spinach King 22 days ago

    Dani kinda forgot aaaallllll her dothraki

  • Daiki Cipolloni
    Daiki Cipolloni 22 days ago

    I can’t believe how pathetic I am for pirating GoT

  • Tricky Trinklet
    Tricky Trinklet 23 days ago

    I love Game Of thrones

  • Vexus Juggler
    Vexus Juggler 23 days ago +2

    It's been 5 months. I'm still heartbroken. You wanted us to accept that plot you came in Season8? You should've made us hate Dany.

  • Khushi Jaiswal
    Khushi Jaiswal 23 days ago

    Wonder how she controlled her eyebrows during whole effing 8 season...

  • bubuxo
    bubuxo 25 days ago

    She's amazing and the most beautiful woman in the world ♥️

  • Rajdeep Yadav
    Rajdeep Yadav 27 days ago +1

    Love You Dany.. Miss you, you are God. Khalishi

  • necromancer
    necromancer 27 days ago +2

    Best characters in game of thrones:
    1# tywin lennister
    2# Daenerys
    3# ollena ( that old grandma of princess)
    4# Arya Stark
    5# little finger / Tyrion lennister

    Worst characters:
    1# Jon snow ( most boring )
    2# Robin and his mom
    3#Night king
    4# Bran
    5# Sam ( chubby guy)

  • Blue
    Blue 28 days ago

  • Aurora Wolf
    Aurora Wolf Month ago

    "It's an absolute family. There's no ego. We're in it together. And I'm never going to get that again." Honestly, I can relate Emilia

  • Quentin Targaryen
    Quentin Targaryen Month ago +3


  • AtenRa
    AtenRa Month ago

    When Iain winked, my basement flooded.

  • Vukile Ngwenya
    Vukile Ngwenya Month ago +1

    Such an inspiration😭😭❤️🙇‍♂️

  • Armin HZ
    Armin HZ Month ago +9

    The best character with worst ending,the only true queen of westeros

  • R. K.
    R. K. Month ago +4

    She is actual lead character in GOT. She is Queen Dynirias. Mother of Dragons. The chain breaker. Just at last season writer ruined her character. Bad writting made her mad and killed. She should have the Iron Throne. The story should have been ended like that she is queen of six kingdoms and John Snow king in North.
    Well lots of love from India to the Queen. The actress ofcourse.

  • Szabolcs Demeter
    Szabolcs Demeter Month ago +1

    yea, the character surely did get better and better with each season... :c

  • Jennifer Wong
    Jennifer Wong Month ago +1

    Love her! She's cute and funny and badass and gracious...hope to see her career grow.

  • darkflame
    darkflame Month ago

    " Every season there is something bigger then the last season and better then the last season"
    How can this remain in this interview? There is someone else who noticed it? She definitely said the last season was shit and HBO didn't cut out this from that clip?
    English is not my mother tongue, soo maybe I misinterpreted the line...

  • ken slack
    ken slack Month ago

    who here thinks this girl is Hot as fuck

  • Iacopo Del Colombo
    Iacopo Del Colombo Month ago

    Emilia’ve been so good to play the role of Daenerys ,I’ve been obsessed with these two .

  • pranay hivarkar
    pranay hivarkar Month ago +1

    She is such a sweet heart❤❤

  • Killmaster Mathias Targaryen

    The most popular and iconical character of the show, and they decided to ruin her entire plot in the finale.....the best way to completely kill a show.

  • Sayed Ali Naqvi
    Sayed Ali Naqvi Month ago +2

    All the characters were so brilliant but Writers played well with us..

  • Clyde Salamida
    Clyde Salamida Month ago +2

    I love you Khaleesi!!! 🐉

  • nikhil pawar
    nikhil pawar Month ago

    In season 8 d and d just made' darth vader' of dragon king who falls to 'mad side of power'

  • Uzy
    Uzy Month ago

    2:33 she says “Fucked up all of my Dothraki”

  • Uzy
    Uzy Month ago +1

    Season 1 - 8 Daenerys was and is still too sexy

  • Valerie Reyna
    Valerie Reyna Month ago +3

    It’s been 5 months since the show ended. And I still think about what they did too her..

  • Pauline Gallagher
    Pauline Gallagher Month ago

    I think it was a bit like lord of the rings for Daenerys, and the Irone Throne was the ring. The closer she got to it, the more power crazed she became, she had to have it it became everything

  • Pauline Gallagher
    Pauline Gallagher Month ago

    Shes so cute and Iain Glen

  • Lvita Cahill
    Lvita Cahill Month ago

    3:09 Ser Palzone

  • Nancy Mulligan
    Nancy Mulligan Month ago

    Her accent:3

  • Jeremy Day
    Jeremy Day Month ago +1

    God I love her. As a person. She is just so sweet and comical.

  • Kawthar Bakhach
    Kawthar Bakhach Month ago +1

    4:02 the real ending of GOT

  • Suba78
    Suba78 Month ago

    Emilia Clarke Ju de best

  • gene tree
    gene tree Month ago

    This 8th season was like Game of Thrones meets Disney.

    YASH PUNDIR Month ago

    she is silly,cute,innocent,........

  • JW 1313
    JW 1313 2 months ago

    Beautiful woman

  • Brieen
    Brieen 2 months ago +1

    If they were going to make her burn an entire city and go against 7 seasons of character development then at least show us her spiral to madness.
    Still she did what she could with the writing

  • Nishchay Sheth
    Nishchay Sheth 2 months ago

    She's ma queen.

  • Tobe
    Tobe 2 months ago +1

    I like how easy it was for them to destroy her character

  • Shaka Punk 33
    Shaka Punk 33 2 months ago

    Love you

  • Klayden004
    Klayden004 2 months ago


  • bison1203
    bison1203 2 months ago +3

    Her dedication to the character and to the show is so overwhelming. Too bad the creators weren't cut from the same cloth.

  • anonymous nation
    anonymous nation 2 months ago +4

    Daenerys would always be alive in the depths of my heart....such a precious woman

  • Kaushik Das
    Kaushik Das 2 months ago +1

    Emilia Clarke started working in this show when she was 22, I'm 22 right now and I live off of my parents, with, no ambition, no passion, and alcoholism

  • Axel
    Axel 2 months ago +1

    Waiting for her real ending by George

  • Axel
    Axel 2 months ago +5

    Hands down the most iconic character in television history!

  • Saurya K
    Saurya K 2 months ago +2

    We kinda forgot to watch dany's previous episodes"
    ..... D&D