Emilia Clarke, famous for her role as the silver-haired mother of dragons, Daenerys Targaryen, on “Game of Thrones,” will be done with the series after its eighth and final season.
She wasn’t the first choice to play Daenerys Targaryen. The part supposedly called for a tall, willowy blonde, but when the pilot episode of Game of Thrones ran into problems, Emilia Clarke, a then-22-year-old Londoner—petite, curvy, and blond only by dint of that now-trademark platinum wig—dove headlong into her audition.
“I mean, I have no doubt there’ll be prequels and sequels and who knows what else,” she told Rolling Stone in a recent interview. “But I am doing one more season. And then that’ll be it.”
Clarke has also stated that she’s not sure how she’ll feel once “Game of Thrones” has ended.
“There’s going to be a shake-up of my identity, I think,” Clarke said about the series coming to an end. “And I feel like I’m only going to understand what the last seven years has been when we stop.”
Perhaps, once Clarke has taken a break from filming “Game of Thrones” after working on the series for over 7 years, she’ll be up for reprising her role as Khaleesi. If they can bring Jon Snow back from the dead, surely they can think of a way to bring back the mother of dragons, should Clarke be interested.
We all know this is the last season of ‘Game of Thrones’, and one of the three central characters had to die. While we were all hoping Cersei would be the first one to go, we are kind of freaking out it could be Daenerys. The dragon mother was the obvious choice for the iron throne and by now all fans know that GOT never goes for the obvious. We should have seen this coming. If Daenerys is to leave the show, we wonder what will happen to the dragons?
“It’s a really interesting season in terms of some loose ends that have been tied, some really satisfying plot points, some things where you’re like, ‘Oh, my God. I forgot about that!'”