Following the huge success of the hit HBO fantasy drama series Game of Thrones, we have seen a new wave a British acting talent making a name for themselves in Hollywood. British actress Emilia Clarke was a relatively unknown actress before she landed her role as Daeynerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones but now she is one of the biggest names in the acting industry.
Since Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke has gone on to land some very exciting roles in some rather impressive projects, although she will forever be remembered for playing Daenerys Targaryen. Emilia has now opened up about her role on the show, revealing how she managed to win the role of Daenerys, in what can only be described as a very bizarre audition.
Clarke explained, "I abstained from sugar for the whole three weeks before my final audition, to look my best. I walked into an auditorium filled with every single executive in HBO, and they gave me a Coke - so I began bouncing off the walls. I finished the scene, looked out to this bank of empty faces and said, in the midst of a pin-dropping silence, 'Is there anything else that I can do?'"
She added, "And David Benioff, in what I later found out was a joke, said, 'You can do a dance.' So I did the funky chicken. And then the robot. Then fell over on the way up the stairs. The antithesis of Daenerys. David and Dan (Weiss) were showing me off for this important series they were asking loads of money for, then I go and do the bloody robot..da-dah!"
While Game of Thrones is on its long hiatus until next year, we can still get our fix of Emilia Clarke, who is playing the role of Sarah Connor in the movie Terminator Genisys, which will hit the big screen on July 1 in the US and July 2 in the UK.