Emilia Clarke: ‘Winter is Coming and I’m Bringing the Heat’

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daenerys sails for meereenAfter years of agonizing wait, Daenerys’ fans have a reason to cheer because the mother of dragons is finally headed to Westeros and that too with a highly skilled team of Tyrion, Varys, Grey Worm and Yara. Emilia Clarke spoke to EW recently and discussed her character’s departure from Meeren, leaving Jorah & Daario behind, defeating Cersei and chances of meeting Jon Snow (who is most likely her nephew) in season 7:

“Since marrying Khal Drogo, her one aim has been to get back to Westeros. But, oh bugger, I gotta learn how to rule. Oh god, we gotta get here first. Oh f—, I might as well rule this city. Ah, a revolt – bugger! Dammit, now I’ve got to go over there! No more slaves! Done! Brilliant! She’s got the dragons. She’s got the manpower. She’s got the ships thanks to the Ironborn. So there’s nothing else to do. She’s got to go now. She’s got the balls. And she also knows she’s got to go forward to help Meereen. She’s got to sit on the Iron Throne for the ripple effect. She knows she can do rule better than anybody else. Iron Throne!”

Whether it’s hard for Daenerys to leave her two trusted advisors behind:

“The idea [Dany] might might not see [Jorah Mormont actor Iain Glen and Daario Naharis actor Michiel Huisman] again, that idea suddenly makes the show feel like it has a finite ending and that’s really sad.  Jorah’s gotta come back. I said I can’t rule the Seven Kingdoms without him.”

The actress also feels that Daenerys should be able to beat Cersei now but warns that it’s Game of Thrones and you can never really tell what’s gonna happen:

“I’ve got ships, I’ve got manpower, I’ve got dragons that breathe fire, and I apparently cannot be killed. I don’t even have an attractive man who wants to take his shirt off anywhere near me now, so there are no distractions. Though we have yet to see [Peter Dinklage] without his clothes on. But as with Game of Thrones, you know when your character is looking good, that’s when you know you’re not safe. Because [the writers are] all, ‘Oh, do you like her? We’ll kill her!'”

So can Jon Snow be that ‘attractive man’? Clarke thinks it’s likely that their characters will cross paths in season 7 but maintains that she doesn’t know anything at this point:

“Yup, but I just don’t know. Those rumors have never been substantiated within the Game of Thrones circle. It’s never been said. So I don’t know. I could kill him. He could kill me. He could be dead before we even meet. I could be dead before we even meet. Arya could kill us both! You never know! Anything’s possible. All I know is winter is coming … and I’m bringing the heat!”


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