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Emilia Clarke Reveals Why She Joined the Cast of the New Marvel Series 'Secret Invasion'

Emilia Clarke Reveals Why She Joined the Cast of the New Marvel Series 'Secret Invasion'

Emilia Clarke is opening up about joining the cast of the upcoming Marvel show Secret Invasion.

The 34-year-old Game of Thrones actress spoke with Comic Book about why she decided to board the Disney+ show and why she was drawn to work on a project at Marvel.

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“I just think what they’re doing right now is so exciting and so cool, and so on the cutting edge of it. I feel like they’re like the Apple of this world,” Emilia told the outlet. “To be part of that family feels like, ‘Oh my god, I’m in the cool kid crowd. That’s so cool.’”

She added, “Honestly speaking, the people that are making this are what pushed me over the line to really wanting to do it. I just think that everyone’s heart and heads are in the right place with this one.”

Emilia said that as a life-long comic fan, working on the show was very exciting to her.

“I grew up reading fantasy fiction, so I know that’s not the same as the actual comic book itself, but that was where my imagination lived,” she shared. “And so, then reading about superheroes for the first time, I’m pretty sure it was Superman that was my first ever. And Spider-Man, I kind of thought he was pretty cool. Spider-Man was the first origin story that I remember as a child reading and being like, ‘Oh wow, this is more than what’s on the page. This is a bigger world,’ and then being allowed into that.”

It was announced last month that Emilia would be joining the series, which will reportedly focus on events after Captain Marvel and will involve Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and a shapeshifter from the alien race known as the Skrulls (Ben Mendelsohn).

It was recently announced that another high profile actress recently joined the Secret Invasion cast. Find out who!

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