Her alter personality Daenerys Targaryen is strong, dedicated, and cold-blooded. This showcase Emilia Clarke is an outstanding artist—she reportedly pulled such a silly, strange, and timely move in her Game of Thrones test that she lastly bagged the character.
As per reports, that Game of Thrones show makers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss revealed Clarke as an secret goofball with some thoughtful 80s-style dance talents as they awarded her with the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year.
Though HBO executives had witnessed the pilot for Thrones, they wished Clarke to test a second time.
The meeting happened in “HBO’s corporate theater, which was large, dimly lit and empty except for us two and the president of HBO,” Weiss said. “We were smiling. He wasn’t. It was quite possibly the least inviting audition environment we had ever witnessed.”
After Clarke’s early reading, stated that president remained poker faced.
“Emilia asked if there was anything else she could do to lighten the mood and David asked, ‘Can you dance?’ And without missing a beat, Emilia did the robot,” Weiss stated.
“She did it with commitment and she did it well…and even the president had no choice but to smile. She got the job 10 seconds after she left the room and the two of us ran to tell her before she left the building because letting her get on an 11-hour flight home without knowing seemed like cruel and unusual punishment.”
In accepting the honor, Clarke admitted the showrunners deserved an honor too, “for hiring someone whose biggest job up until then was catering parties dressed as a Snow White.”
The Britannia Award is presented yearly to “commemorate the work and achievements of the eminent honorees and meet to rejoice the fruitful association between the UK and US industries.”
Well, Clarke’s character on Game of Thrones surely succeeds her for that. Also rewarded the same evening were well known stars including Jim Carrey, Cate Blanchett, Damian Lewis, director Steve McQueen and Marvel Studio guru Kevin Feige.
Being an award ceremonial, there were speeches galore.