Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke is featured in the June 2018 issue of The Malaysian Women’s Weekly.
From the digital issue:
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen has enraptured fans around the world with her delicate beauty, powerful aura and capacity for mass destruction as “mother as dragons” in Game of Thrones.
The HBO series is rumored to only be released worldwide in 2019. In the meantime, the 31-year-old has been expanding her repertoire. This month, she stars in the new Star Wars prequel alongside Alden Ehrenreich who plays the young Han Solo. “Success forces you to change,” she says. “I want to keep learning and never stop working on myself so that I can be more open and engaged in whatever I do.”
Why do you think Daenerys has had a big impact on audiences?
“She’s a leader, a fighter and survivor. She combines strength of a man with the sensitivity of a woman. Her ultimate goal is to rule over a world where all people are equal.”
What are your goals when Game of Thrones comes to an end?
“I want to continue working in theatre because I love performing in front of an audience. I would also like to do a musical at some point because I enjoy singing. I’m going to simply trust my instincts and see where that takes me.”
Did you always have the feeling that you would be successful?
“I believed that if I worked hard, good things would happen. My parents were worried when I told them around 17 or 18 that I wanted to pursue acting as my profession. But once they knew how determined I was, they were very supportive.”
Game of Thrones returns with new episodes in 2019.
Photography: The Malaysian Women’s Weekly