Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke has revealed the secret behind the fake horse heart that her character, Daenerys Targaryen had to eat in the hit HBO fantasy drama. Emilia admits that the struggle and disgust that we see on Dany’s face is all genuine, as the fake heart was incredibly revolting.
Clarke explained, “That was one of those amazing scenes that you get as an actor that there’s just no acting required at all. It was disgusting.
They promised me that it would taste similar to a gummy bear and it definitely didn’t. It was kind of like, the best way to describe it is sort of a congealed jam kind of thing.
She added, “On the outtakes, there will be me heaving into a bucket. It’s such a reflex, when you taste something that’s just so revolting, you kind of instantly just want to get rid of it. It’s safe to say that I didn’t eat lunch that day.” Emilia Clarke will be seen reprising her role as Daenerys Targaryen when Game of Thrones season 2 premieres on April 15, 2012.