Emilia Clarke has indeed solidified her contribution to women empowerment as herself and as Game of Thrones royalty Daenerys Targaryen. In a recent interview with Teen Vogue, Clarke shared inspiring words of wisdom to her 18-year-old self, tackling common issues such as relationships, body image, and career.
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She began by giving career advice, saying her journey will not be the same as everyone else’s, but it is going to bring joy and happiness to other people and to herself. “There’s going to be times where someone says that dream that you’ve had, your entire life … the moment when someone says, ‘that’s not possible,’ it is,” Clarke said, as quoted by E! News.
She went on to address love and relationship, giving the honest truth that heartbreaks are awful, but one shouldn’t doubt herself because of it. According to Clarke, break-ups might make one feel that they are not worth it, when in truth they actually are worth it.
Finally, Clarke gives a solid reminder that women can be of different shapes and sizes, and we must embrace them however they look.
“You are not as fat as you think you are. There are some women who look some way, and there are other women who look another way, like a whole other way. And the way that the other way people look, people love. Because they look like women.”
Despite being hailed as Esquire’s “Sexiest Woman Alive,” the 29-year-old actress became the subject of criticism for her weight around the time her movie Terminator Genisys was being promoted. She told Marie Claire magazine that it prompted her to avoid Googling herself.
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Meanwhile, Emilia Clarke also hinted on Daenerys’ story in Game of Thrones Season 6. Speaking to The Independent, Clarke said Dany is finally given the opportunity to apply the things she has learned in the past five seasons.
“She lands on her feet, does very well and it’s safe to say that her eyes are on the prize. This is like a big one for her,” the actress said.