Emilia Clarke Prepared For 'Game Of Thrones' Finale By Watching Hitler

Lula Sharp
May 22, 2019

"And I was just happy we got to the end", he said.

"Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke said she watched recordings of Adolf Hitler and other historic dictators to prepare for her epic speech as Daenerys Targaryen in Sunday's series finale.

"I knew that this was one of the most solidifying, integral moments for Daenerys as a character", Clarke said, referencing Daenerys' transformation into the Mad Queen.

"I genuinely did this, and it's embarrassing and I'm going to admit it to you", Clarke told the publication.

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"I think it is what it always has been, which is a discussion of power and what it does to a single human being, a group of human beings, and the people they are meant to be serving", said Clarke. He says he knows it's late, "but it will be done".

And she's totally justified in saying that. And you can! You absolutely can understand what Hitler's f-ing saying, these single-focus orators speaking a foreign language. "All I wanted to scream was 'Please, please still like me even though my character turns into a mass killing dictator, '" Clarke explained. I gave the speech just to a green screen. "I expect these last two books of mine will fill 3000 manuscript pages between them before I'm done ... and if more pages and chapters and scenes are needed, I'll add them", he said. What do you mean do I think Daenerys is a good person? "Then the weirdest thing happened - I walked on set, didn't need a rehearsal, and I got through the whole thing flawless on the first go".

In order to muster the kind of delusional, megalomaniacal swagger that Daenerys' High Valyrian address to her high-blooded soldiers required, Clarke says she took a serious-minded cue from the darkest pages of some of history's most unsafe dictators. The rest of the day, it was like Daenerys was just with me. "That's the only time I got through that speech without getting anything wrong, when it was on camera".

"Winter is coming, I told you, long ago. and so it is", he wrote on his personal blog Monday. This was especially the case when, standing amid the ruins of King's Landing following the end of the penultimate episode, "The Bells", Dany delivers a fiery speech to the Unsullied and Dothraki about her future plans for Westeros and the world.

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