Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke admits ‘hellish’ Daenerys Targaryen finale episode ‘ate her up’

EMILIA Clarke has admitted that she found herself in “hell” as she prepared to film her final speech in the Game Of Thrones language Dothraki.

The British actress starred as Daenarys Targaryen, also known as Mother of Dragons, in the hit HBO series and spent eight years learning the language.

 Emilia Clarke starred as Daenarys in the eight Game Of Thrones seasons

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Emilia Clarke starred as Daenarys in the eight Game Of Thrones seasonsCredit: HBO

However, in a new featurette she acknowledged that one of her final speeches in the hit series was so anxiety-inducing that it “ate her up”.

“I knew that speech was going to be really important, and I spent a huge amount of time learning it,” Emilia revealed in a new featurette called Duty is the Death of Love.

“I’m being so brutally honest here – I was in hell learning that speech. This pretend language was literally eating me up. I couldn’t do it.

Yet when it came to step in front of the cameras, she got it “word perfect”.

 She was forced to learn the Dothraki language for her role

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She was forced to learn the Dothraki language for her roleCredit: HBO
 Daenarys and Jon Snow had an illicit romance

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Daenarys and Jon Snow had an illicit romanceCredit: HBO
 She was previously married to Khal Drogo

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She was previously married to Khal DrogoCredit: Kobal Collection – Rex Features

“I woke up in the morning, went on, and it all came out. I was probably fighting not what I was fighting, but what Dany was doing,” she suggested.

The complete series of Game Of Thrones is available for fans this week on Blu-ray and DVD, and is packed with a host of special features.

Kit Harington, who starred as Jon Snow in the drama, revealed in another interview that his reason’s for killing Daenarys were closer to home than fans may have expected.

“He doesn’t know he’s going to betray her until right at the end,” he said of the agonising decision.

 Jon Snow discovered he had a legitimate claim to the throne

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Jon Snow discovered he had a legitimate claim to the throneCredit: HBO
 Daenarys became mother of Dragons after she married Khal

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Daenarys became mother of Dragons after she married KhalCredit: HBO

He added: “In Jon’s head, it’s a number of [reasons: Dany] doesn’t factor in anyone else’s decisions.

“And it also means [Dany] is going to kill my sisters, so it becomes [my] family versus her.”

The notion that Daenerys would’ve killed Sansa and Arya Stark is well founded.

The dragon queen clashed with Sansa upon meeting her at Winterfell, clearly threatened by the North’s loyalty to the Starks.

 Arya decided to explore west of Westeros at the end of the series

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Arya decided to explore west of Westeros at the end of the seriesCredit: HBO
 Bran ultimately was chosen as the new leader

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Bran ultimately was chosen as the new leaderCredit: HBO

What’s more, Arya and Sansa knowing about Jon’s rightful claim to the throne, due to his Targaryen blood, would’ve made them a threat to Daenerys’ rule.

In the end, Sansa ended up ruling an independent North, while Arya sailed off to explore uncharted territories west of Westeros and it was their youngest brother Bran who took the throne.

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