Game of Thrones: Emilia Clarke Fought To Keep Daenerys’ Humanity

I think most fans of Game of Thrones could see where Daenerys Targareyen was heading. When she and her armies were in Mereen (and possibly even before) there were some indications that she may end up suffering the same fate as her father, the Mad King. However, over the years the actress who played Daenerys, Emilia Clarke, grew attached to the character, as many actors do.

In the book Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon, Clarke revealed how she became protective of the character and at times would go against the direction she was given,. She wanted viewers to see that she still had some umanity. You can check out what she had to say below.

“There was a number of times I was like, ‘Why are you giving me that note?’ While I am quite consistently a ‘How can I help?’ kind of person, there were a few moments where I was like, ‘Don’t tell me what to do with my girl. I know what to do! It’s like Daenerys’ calling card became cold expressionlessness. I always wanted to infuse that with some humanity because no one’s consistently like that. I would sometimes fight back a little: ‘I get that she has to be steely and unforgiving and a powerful force. But in this moment she’s also a goddam human being. So I’m going to give you that and I really pray that you take that in the edit.’”

Clarke’s position is understandable, especially in the final season considering how abrupt the character’s downfall was (thanks again D&D).  Because of where she started from, being sold by her brother, and then rising to become a threat. Dany was always my favorite to take the Iron Throne. That is until she started burning innocent people and the whole King;s Landing fiasco.

Perhaps the only thing more heartbreaking than Daenerys downfall is the downfall of the show itself. I freaking love(d) Game of Thrones, but the rushed nature of the final season (and to an extent Season 7) just seemed wrong. The show was a masterpiece and then it seemed as if the showrunners either stopped caring, or were burnt out. Even so, they have to push through and finish what they started.

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