Emilia Clarke Was Flabbergasted By Daenerys’ Recreation of Thrones Ending

Spoilers forward, clearly

RIP Daenerys Targaryen, you difficult woman. 

Dany mentioned her remaining goodbye in Sunday’s series finale of Recreation of Thrones in a stunning second simply as she reached the Iron Throne. She requested Jon Snow (Kit Harington) to rule alongside her, and as they embraced, he stabbed her within the coronary heart. 

Emilia Clarke instructed EW in an unbelievable remaining interview that she needed to learn that a part of the script seven occasions to totally perceive what was taking place. 

“What, what, what, WHAT!?” she was considering. “As a result of it comes out of f—king nowhere. I am flabbergasted. Completely by no means noticed that coming.”

She mentioned that after she learn the scene, her remaining scene ever, she cried and went for a stroll. 

“I walked out of the home and took my keys and cellphone and walked again with blisters on my ft. I did not come again for 5 hours. I am like, ‘How am I going to do that?'”

Ever for the reason that final episode, by which Dany ignored the truth that town of King’s Touchdown had surrendered and ordered Drogon to burn town and all of its inhabitants to the bottom, followers have been divided over whether or not the transfer was actually earned. Had we seen sufficient of Dany’s journey to make sense of her all of the sudden killing all these harmless folks, or was it rushed? Was this actually what her whole story had been main as much as? 

It feels like Clarke herself wrestled with these inquiries to the purpose the place she was calling her household to ask them unusual questions like whether or not they thought Daenerys was a very good particular person, and if there was something Daenerys might do that may make them hate her. 


Clarke even summed up Dany’s story for EW in “a single breathless monologue.” 

“She genuinely begins with the very best intentions and actually hopes there is not going to be one thing scuttling her best plans,” she says. “The issue is [the Starks] do not like her and he or she sees it. She goes, ‘Okay, one probability.’ She provides them that probability and it does not work and he or she’s too far to show round. She’s made her mattress, she’s laying in it. It is finished. And that is the factor. I do not assume she realizes till it occurs — the true impact of their reactions on her is: ‘I do not give a s—t.’ That is my complete existence. Since start! She actually was introduced into this world going, ‘Run!’ These f—kers have f—ked every part up, and now it is, ‘You are our solely hope.’ There’s a lot she’s taken on in her obligation in life to rectify, a lot she’s seen and witnessed and been via and misplaced and suffered and damage. All of a sudden these individuals are turning round and saying, ‘We do not settle for you.’ However she’s too far down the road. She’s killed so many individuals already. I can not flip this ship round. It is an excessive amount of. One after the other, you see all these strings being minimize. And there is simply this final thread she’s holding onto: There’s this boy. And she or he thinks, ‘He loves me, and I feel that is sufficient.’ However is it sufficient? Is it? And it is simply that hope and wishing that lastly there may be somebody who accepts her for every part she is and…he f—king does not.”

And she or he doesn’t really feel sorry for Jon Snow, who was despatched away to the Evening’s Look ahead to the remainder of his life as punishment/a compromise for killing the queen. 

“Um, he simply does not like girls does he?” she joked. “He retains f—king killing them. No. If I have been to place myself in his sneakers I am undecided what else he might have finished other than … oh, I dunno, possibly having a dialogue with me about it? Ask my opinion? Warn me? It is like being in the midst of a cellphone name together with your boyfriend and so they simply cling up and by no means name you once more. ‘Oh, this good thing occurred to me at work at the moment—good day?’ And that was 9 years in the past…”

As for whether or not she agrees with Dany’s choices, Clarke says, “I stand by Daenerys. I stand by her! I can not not,” however that does not imply her emotions aren’t difficult. 

“It was a f—king battle studying the scripts,” she mentioned. “What I used to be taught at drama faculty…I used to be instructed that your character is true. Your character makes a alternative and you’ll want to be proper with that. An actor ought to by no means be afraid to look ugly. We now have uglier sides to ourselves. And after 10 years of engaged on this present, it is logical. The place else can she go? I attempted to assume what the ending might be. It isn’t like she’s all of the sudden going to go, ‘Okay, I am gonna put a kettle on and put cookies within the oven and we’ll simply sit down and have a stunning time and pop a number of children out.’ That was by no means going to occur. She’s a Targaryen.”

“I believed she was going to die,” she continued. “I really feel very taken care of as a personality in that sense. It is a very lovely and touching ending. Hopefully, what you will see in that final second as she’s dying is: There’s the vulnerability—there’s the little lady you met in season 1. See? She’s proper there. And now, she’s not there anymore…”

So it feels like as dangerous as we’re all feeling about Daenerys proper now, it is not even near how Emilia Clarke has been feeling for 2 years.

Your entire EW interview is gold, particularly the half the place Harington did not learn the scripts forward of time, and Clarke almost misplaced it sitting on the aircraft to Belfast subsequent to him…till she received to observe him cry as he realized what occurred throughout the desk learn. 

Recreation of Thrones aired on HBO.