I long for the countryside. That’s where I get my calm and tranquillity - from being able to come and find a spot of green.
Emilia Clarke speaks at Variety Studio presented by Moroccanoil at Holt Renfrew during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
"My ideal downtime is any downtime! But when I do get a chance to stop for a minute, I spend it with family and friends, listening to music — rock, jazz, everything. Just being with the people I love is the best way to be me.”
On Daenerys Targaryen: “The beauty of the character is she’s got such a huge arc. She comes into her own, starts making her own decisions, becomes a bit of a badass. That’s the best way to describe it. She goes on this massive journey to womanhood.”
You can’t come out of drama school and think, ‘It’s all going to be amazing.’ You have to expect to work in a bar for at least five years and be a waitress for maybe two!
"Personally, I’d like as many children as I can pop out, I reckon. You come from a happy family; you want to create a happy family. And in the same breath, I’d like to be on stage at England’s National Theatre, doing Miller and Chekhov. Give me a Sam Mendes/Tennessee Williams combination—that would be glorious. And to be making some Oscar-worthy movies with Scorsese. I’m always looking for the hard road. That way, you remain interested and interesting. Hopefully." — Emilia Clarke for Marie Claire (May 2014)