“Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke has always been known as the beautiful Daenerys with an army of dragons. But as she put aside her blonde wig to play the bubbly Louisa Clark, the English actress recently talked about playing a different role.
Speaking to Glamour Magazine, Clarke admitted that she has always wanted to play Louisa’s part.
“I was obsessed with My Fair Lady growing up. As an actor, you want to be able to show a character’s growth. It’s fulfilling. And I’m very close to Lou as a person. At school I was uncertain and unsure. So there was a sincerity that I was so desperate to play, because with Daenerys I’ve spent a career putting armor on.”
When fans learned that Emilia Clarke would play Louisa’s role, they weren’t surprised that she’d get the role. On Twitter, they noted that her casting was the “perfect selection.”
Oh my god Me Before You is going to be a movie and it has EMILIA CLARKE in it as Louisa. I care about nothing else. Perfect selection.
— Keri Marsh Hill (@kerieffingmarsh) February 5, 2016
I just saw the trailer for #MeBeforeYou and it is perfect, as I imagined it. Emilia Clarke and Sam Clafin are the perfect Will and Louisa!
— Sophie (@Sophie_Schl) February 11, 2016
Emilia Clarke as Louisa Clark and Sam Claflin as Will Traynor is seriously the most on point casting I've ever seen 🙌
— mina // (@reignofdaenerys) February 4, 2016
For the “Game of Thrones” star, she and Louisa have things in common. As reported on TV3, Clarke had earlier told OK! Magazine, “I was a shy and awkward as a teenager but I always had an inner sense of determination.”
Moreover, she noted her similarity with the goofy character created by Jojo Moyes. She revealed that both of them are “clumsy and insecure at times.” Clarke said that in real life, her friends and family mostly see her like Louisa.
Glamour magazine noted how the actress was able to have “something winningly comic” to her character Louisa. Clarke admitted that her sense of humour developed within the comforts of their home.
But, is she also hoping for a comedic scene on “Game of Thrones”? Well, here’s what she’d like to happen on the show:
“I want to see Daenerys and her three dragons share the throne. Eat goat they’ve barbecued. And bring back all the pretty boys, get them to take their trousers down, and be like, ‘I’m now the queen of everything! I’d like close-ups of all the boys’ penises, please.’”