I felt for Daenerys. I felt for her situation as a woman. Being in such a male-dominated society, where she was being abused by the men around her - it was that sort of sympathy, I suppose it started off as that. But then as you track her story, the problems that she overcomes and the way that she deals with them with such grace and the way that she deals with them when she has no training. The only thing that she has is herself and her iron will - that’s just a fabulous, incredible side to her character, really. She goes through painful events but she is still this strong, independent woman. And I think that, as a female, is what I really connected with.
"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)
got cast: emilia clarke
Not to sound too much like an obnoxious actor, but the character never really leaves me. I’ve read all the “Game of Thrones” books many times over, so I sometimes find it easier being on set, because it can be hard to get out of character.