Angry Emilia Clarke warned Game of Thrones bosses 'don't tell me what to do' in clash over 'steely' Daenerys

Angry Emilia Clarke warned Game of Thrones bosses 'don't tell me what to do' in clash over 'steely' Daenerys

GAME of Thrones undoubtedly shot Emilia Clarke to fame, but her time of the HBO hit wasn't without its challenges.

The British actress has lifted the lid on her clashes with directors during her time playing the formidable Daenerys Targaryen in Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon: Game of Thrones and the Official Untold Story of the Epic Series.

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As Clarke grew in confidence from a rising star straight out of drama school to an established and celebreated actress, she became more comfortable pushing back against bosses.

"There were a number of times I was like, 'Why are you giving me that note?'” she recounted.

"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!'" she went on.

Clarke became frustrated that Daenerys switched from an idealist to an ice queen in such a short space of time.


"It’s like Daenerys’s calling card became cold expressionlessness – I always wanted to infuse that with some humanity because no one’s consistently like that," she continued.

"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.'"

She concluded: "So I’m going to give you that and I really pray that you take that in the edit."


Clarke didn't just stand up for herself though – Missandei actress Nathalie Emmanuel previously admitted she "had her back" when it came to comments being made about her skimpy outfits.

Elsewhere, show creator George RR Martin recently slammed the "brutal" rape scene Clarke was forced to perform.

Meanwhile Maisie Williams revealed the character she wished Arya Stark had got to murder in the final season.

Game of Thrones is available to stream in full on NOW TV.

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