Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke, who plays the character Daenerys Targaryen in the hit HBO fantasy television series, has revealed how she won her role on the show. Emilia admitted that it was actually fairly simply and all she really did was audition.
Clarke explained, “My goodness, how I became involved with the show… auditioned!? That’s pretty much it. Yeah my agent called with the audition, I went in and by the time I’d got the second audition I’d read the book and was an official fan and a geek! I was just crazy in love with it.”
She added, “So happily by the time I got to L.A. for the screen tests they said yes. It really wasn’t very long it was probably over about a month I think. Yeah it was two auditions in London and the screen test in L.A. and that was it.”
Emilia Clarke also admitted that, if she was not working as one of the stars of Game of Thrones, she would probably still be working one of her three jobs, either in a bar, at a call centre or working as a waitress. However, she would still be pursuing her dream of becoming an actress.
Game of Thrones continues on HBO every Sunday before airing in the UK on Sky Atlantic on Mondays.