"If you come out of the doctor’s and they tell you that you have an ailment, never Google it. I believe searching yourself comes under the same bracket. It will only end in tears." Tears? Judging by her feisty TV character, Clarke is surely the last girl we’d see crying. "Playing feisty hard-hitting women gives me a chance to be everything I’m not. No, I’m not fishing for compliments." — Emilia Clarke for Vs. Magazine (2014)
On her Game of Thrones audition: ”I did the robot, followed by the funky chicken. I think it sealed the deal.” (Emilia Clarke for WSJ Magazine)
”You can’t come out of drama school and think, ‘It’s all going to be amazing.’ You have to expect to work in a bar for at least five years and be a waitress for maybe two!”
"I like to take care of the cast. Everyone keeps calling me the Jewish mum, because I keep trying to feed everyone (…) I’m loaded like a pack horse full of treats every day, but I think they’re appreciated, you know? It’s nice to do stuff for people when everyone’s stressed out."
Jared Leto and Emilia Clarke on the SAG Awards 2014 Red Carpet
Emilia Clarke attends the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards.
"When I first read my character description, I laughed out loud. I couldn’t believe how much my agent was trying her luck - the call was for a tall, willowy blonde. I hoped that if they just closed their eyes a little bit, then maybe they’d realise I had what they were looking for." — Emilia Clarke for Vogue UK (December 2013)