Connect with us

Why Emilia Clarke feared she was getting fired from Game of Thrones

All round

Why Emilia Clarke feared she was getting fired from Game of Thrones

get top stories via email

Emilia Clarke, an actress, has said that she was afraid she would be sacked from her part on the iconic fantasy television series Game of Thrones because she suffered from two brain aneurysms.

At the beginning of her reign on the program, the actress, who is known to fans all over the globe as Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen, suffered from two aneurysms that necessitated surgery on her brain.

Throughout the eight seasons of the program, Daenerys was at the center of a significant number of the most stunning stories.

Actress Emilia Clarke with actor Kit Harrington on Game of Thrones. (Image: HBO)

Daenerys had a significant role in the show’s reputation for gore, contributing significantly to it by, among other things, torching the Dothraki Lords, witnessing the death of her brother Viserys (who was portrayed by Harry Lloyd), and obliterating King’s Landing.


Therefore, the idea that the producers of the program would ever wish to get rid of the actress who portrayed her seems quite unlikely.

The actress, who is 33 years old, recently said in an interview with the podcast “Jessie Ware’s Table Manners” that she did not inform the producers of the program about what had occurred until she was certain that she was no longer in danger.

Clarke shed some light on the situation by stating, “With the first one, I couldn’t let them know what had happened until they knew that I wasn’t going to die.”

“So it took us three weeks to be like, ‘Sorry for not answering the old emails. I’ve just been a bit, you know… I’m fine! By the way, everything’s great. I’m totally fine. I’m going to be back to work, nothing’s wrong with me. I’m all good.’”

She said, “I just was, and consistently, so scared of being fired for whatever reason,” she added. “So I was just like… that was just me, more than [them]. I had no idea how taken care of I was.”

Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones. (Image: HBO)

Emilia finally told her story to the New Yorker as she launched a charity in light of her diagnosis. While she initially struggled to tell people for fear of being considered “an actress with a sob story,” the star has thankfully been able to recover, and while she initially struggled to tell people because she feared being considered “an actress with a sob story.”

“As soon as I did, I was like “wow, that’s actually a real weight off”, because I’d get interviewed all time and they’d be like “what’s happened to you in your life?”’

“‘I’d be like “nothing I’ve just been doing this TV show, that’s it”. Like there’s nothing I can speak to.”

“Getting to say it was kind of liberating and frightening all the same time,” she added.

In 2013, when Clarke was participating in a play in New York City, she had a second aneurysm on the opposite side of her brain.

When Clarke had her second brain aneurysm, she reportedly confessed that she “wanted to vanish” as a result of the event.

She said, “I do feel like the brain hemorrhages are the literal, physical embodiment of what it is to be attacked on a social media, because I didn’t want to look anyone in the eye, and I didn’t want anyone to recognize me,”

“I wanted to disappear completely, to wipe myself off the face of the earth, because I couldn’t handle the level of interaction. Because I felt totally laid bare, totally vulnerable, totally in pain. [With] the second one, I lost a lot of hope; I lost a lot of optimism. That’s insane bad luck,” added Clarke.

“But there I was in a f**king American hospital with drains coming out of my head, fully swollen, full of all the drugs they give you, and all I could think was, ‘Please don’t recognize me, please don’t recognize me, please don’t recognize me.’”

After the conclusion of the series, she went on to appear in the holiday movie “Last Christmas,” which was her last recent acting role.

However, acting is not the only thing that she has been doing in the time since the conclusion of Game of Thrones.

Popular Posts:

get top stories via email

New Stories

Top stories today

Popular this week

Popular Topics

Trending this month

To Top