Emilia Clarke Said That Playing Daenerys On 'Game Of Thrones' Saved Her Life Twice

Although Game of Thrones is over, the hype seems to never end. People just won't stop talking about it.

Recently, Emilia Clarke sat down for some interviews where she gave some in-depth info about her life and how she felt playing the character.

'Game of Thrones' might be over, but the world isn't done with Emilia Clarke.


She's one of the most popular women in Hollywood right now.

In a recent interview, she got pretty candid about her health and happiness.

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She worked on 'Game of Thrones' for ten years.


Which is a really long time if you think about it, job wise.

And interestingly, it was her first acting job!

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Prior to that, she was waiting tables, and was barely making ends meet.

She had mentioned that she was, "so desperately unemployed."

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She continued talking about how it felt to have a regular paycheck.

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“I knew that being in an HBO show was amazing but more than anything I knew that having a regular paycheck from something that wasn’t waiting tables was amazing.” she finished.

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So that was one way it saved her life, but what was the other?


In case you haven't heard about it, she actually had a brain injury.

She suffered from two brain aneurysms!

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She credits her survival to Daenerys.


“Daenerys really saved my life because it puts you in quite the headspace when you’ve had a brain injury," she said.

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Daenerys gave her the strength that she needed to survive her own life!

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"I felt so powerfully like she was saving me it was like I couldn’t see anything else, I could only see her.” she finished.

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Watch what she had to say about it.

It's a pretty moving video so make sure you have some tissue around!

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