Emilia Clarke Thought Beyonce Would Hate Her After The 'Game Of Thrones' Finale
Would the queen of the world turn on the mother of dragons?
Now that 'Game of Thrones' has wrapped up, a huge weight has been lifted from the cast and crew. They can now talk about what they filmed months ago.
It must be difficult, carrying around such huge, valuable secrets that could easily slip out after a few wines. But for Emilia Clarke, the hardest test was when she met another queen: Beyoncé.
Speaking to The New Yorker, Clarke talked about the meeting of Daenerys and Queen Bey at Beyoncé and Jay-Z's Oscars after-party at the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood.
"I see this vision, this angel, this incredible woman float towards me," Clarke said, “I can’t quite control myself. And Beyoncé says to me, 'Oh, my goodness, it's so wonderful to meet you. I think you’re brilliant.'"
Telling Bey she had seen her live in concert and gushing praise. Clarke said she felt the "Single Ladies" singer may have misjudged her, instead of running into the Mother of Dragons she had just met another superfan. And being so enamoured with Beyoncé, Clarke was overwhelmed with the desire to apologise for Dany's future actions.
Despite all this happening earlier this year, it would be months until Dany would go full Mad Queen and take out years of frustration on the people and infrastructure of King's Landing in the series' penultimate episode.
"I wanted to scream was ‘Please, please still like me even though my character turns into a mass-killing dictator!'" She joked, "'Please still think that I’m representing women in a really fabulous way!'"
When the episode aired there was a huge backlash to what many fans felt like was a sudden turn in Dany's character -- the unexpected genocidal tendencies that seemed to come out of nowhere.
“I was just, like, Oh, my God, my absolute idol in life is saying that she likes me, and I know for a fact that by the end of this season she’s going to hate me,” Clarke said.
For the showrunners, they received massive amounts of backlash and even saw more than 1 million people sign a petition demanding the final season be remade with certain elements totally re-written -- Dany's turn to madness one of them.
Now that the dust -- or ash -- has settled on the final episode, many fans are reflecting on what they saw, with some very strong opinions coming out in response to how David Benioff and D.B. Weiss decided to wrap up the massive worldwide phenomenon.
And while fans will have questions for years to come on certain elements of the final season (WHO HAD THE GREEN EYES???) the biggest 'Thrones' mystery of all will be: What did Beyoncé think?
Read Clarke's full interview where she talks all things from Bey to errant Starbucks cups here.
Featured image: HBO.