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.
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”.
“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.
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.
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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.