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Emilia Clarke Reacts to THAT Daenerys Moment in 'Game of Thrones' Finale

Emilia Clarke Reacts to THAT Daenerys Moment in 'Game of Thrones' Finale

SPOILER ALERT – This post includes spoilers about what happened in the Game of Thrones series finale!

Emilia Clarke is speaking out in an interview that was published immediately after the Game of Thrones series finale finished airing.

The 32-year-old actress is weighing in on the fate of her character Daenerys Targaryen and the major twist that happened in her storyline during the finale.

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Emilia also reveals her own thoughts on what happened to Daenerys.

Click inside to find out what she said…

While speaking with EW on the set of the show back when she was filming the final season, Emilia shared her reaction to Daenerys’ death at the hands of Jon Snow.

“What, what, what, WHAT!?” Emilia recalled thinking when she read the script for the first time. “Because it comes out of f—king nowhere. I’m flabbergasted. Absolutely never saw that coming.”

“You’re about to ask if me — as Emilia — disagreed with her at any point,” Emilia said during the interview. “It was a f—king struggle reading the scripts. What I was taught at drama school — and if you print this there will be drama school teachers going ‘that’s bulls—t,’ but here we go: I was told that your character is right. Your character makes a choice and you need to be right with that. An actor should never be afraid to look ugly. We have uglier sides to ourselves. And after 10 years of working on this show, it’s logical. Where else can she go? I tried to think what the ending will be. It’s not like she’s suddenly going to go, ‘Okay, I’m gonna put a kettle on and put cookies in the oven and we’ll just sit down and have a lovely time and pop a few kids out.’ That was never going to happen. She’s a Targaryen.”

“I thought she was going to die,” she added. “I feel very taken care of as a character in that sense. It’s a very beautiful and touching ending. Hopefully, what you’ll see in that last moment as she’s dying is: There’s the vulnerability — there’s the little girl you met in season 1. See? She’s right there. And now, she’s not there anymore…”

“But having said all of the things I’ve just said…” she said. “I stand by Daenerys. I stand by her! I can’t not.”

Make sure to check out the full interview at EW.com!

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Credit: Helen Sloan, Macall B. Polay; Photos: HBO
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