Unfortunately, the image of Madonna dressed as Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones for Purim is burned into our minds forevermore. However, even though it was an absolute mess, everyone had to admit she did a pretty impressive job in looking the part.
Well, turns out, there’s a reason for that: it was Emilia Clarke‘s actual costume from the show!
“It’s my real costume. I thought I was dreaming. I got an email from amazing HBO publicist Mara, saying, ‘Madonna would like to borrow the costume, is that okay?’ I thought, ‘God, this must be a dream. This can’t be real.’”
Oh girl, it is real, unfortunately. Here’s Emilia’s interview on Late Night Starring Jimmy Fallon if you want to hear more…
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In case you missed it, there’s going to be a Terminator reboot and we couldn’t have just any actress filling Linda Hamilton’s iconic role, now could we? Instead, several actresses read for the part, and the one that fit the bill best was none other than Daenerys Targaryen herself, Emilia Clarke.
Here’s the scoop from Variety:
After taming dragons on “Game of Thrones,” Emilia Clarke is preparing to fight cyborgs as she will portray Sarah Connor in Paramount, Skydance and Annapurna’s “Terminator” reboot.
Clarke, along with Brie Larson, tested for the part but sources say that the “Thrones” star was the early favorite. Sources said the studio was also interested in Margot Robbie, but she never read for the part.
Clarke’s deal closed Friday.
“Thor: the Dark World” helmer Alan Taylor is directing the film with Skydance and Annapurna co-financing along with the studio with David Ellison producing for Skydance and sibling Megan Ellison producing for Annapurna. Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier penned the script.
Nice one! I’ve never seen Emilia in anything but Game of Thrones, so will be interesting to see what her chops are like in other projects.
What do you think of the casting? Will you see the Terminator reboot?
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Emilia Clarke, the lovely Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones, is obviously gorgeous, so of course seeing her face in an advertisement is a good thing. However, the Russian town of Yekaterinburg took matters into their own hands and used Emilia’s picture in an anti-rape PSA that’s in support of politician Yakov Silin. I don’t really get it, but here’s the translation of the ad – in which Emilia is a girl called Anya who feels safe in the city now (via Digital Spy):
“I suddenly noticed that for the last couple of years I’m not afraid to walk at night in Yekaterinburg.
“I now have confidence that the city is safe, that no-one will attack me or rape me.
“It’s so cool… There are only few people on the streets, the streets have lights, the city is fresh and incredibly beautiful. Especially after it has been raining.”
Well, that’s… great. Obviously it’s a good message, so it could be worse, but Silin’s campaign organisers have admitted that they haven’t asked for permission to use Emilia’s picture – even though they still posted it on Facebook. Dun dun dunnnnnn.
Emilia Clarke is joining Demi Lovato in showing fans a makeup free face, via social media. Unlike Ms. Lovato’s photo, it appears that Ms. Clarke actually isn’t wearing any makeup.
Fans are used to seeing her on Game of Thrones and in Broadway’s much maligned Breakfast At Tiffany’s with a very prettily made-up face. Makeup, no makeup, whatever — she’s a beautiful girl. I love this makeup free movement, because this photoshop shit is getting f-cking ridiculous, to the point where the celebrities don’t even look like themselves. It’s unnecessary. I would love to see these women on the covers of magazines with little or no makeup, and not as a novelty issue.
Then again I can see how some people would roll their eyes and think, good for you, do you want a medal for showing the world what you look like as a normal person? I’m for it though.
For comparison, here’s what Ms. Clarke looks like with makeup:
Breakfast At Tiffany’s, the Truman Capote novella, was famously adapted to film starring Audrey Hepburn and recently for Broadway, starring Emilia Clarke. Unfortunately, the reviews suggest they should have stopped at the movie. Let’s take a look.
Emilia Clarke is obviously talented, but she is so miscast as Holly Golightly that it’s kind of shocking.
There’s no palpable connection between [lead characters] Fred and Holly…[Clarke] has the air of an impostor, which is good (and her best quality in this role)…But this is not a nuanced performance that reveals personal dislocation or pain, or some emptiness inside, or any kind of journey.
The Hollywood Reporter:
Clarke doesn’t demonstrate the maturity to convey Holly’s unique dichotomy of breezy insouciance and jaded calculation…[her] delivery mostly comes off as effortful over-enunciation…Far more than the casting or writing, however, the insurmountable problem is Mathias’ cloddish direction. One scene bumps into the next with painfully awkward transitions…
Emilia Clarke…can’t pull it off. She’s likable, she sings her one song (not “Moon River”) well, and she looks lovely in Colleen Atwood’s costumes. But when a girl named Golightly has to work at effervescence, something’s wrong—and it’s wrong throughout the production…Breakfast at Tiffany’s gets dreary pretty fast.
Richard Greenberg’s new stage adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany’s is a meandering misfire lacking the charm and oomph of either Capote’s 1958 novella or the 1961 movie…[Clark] she comes off as shrill rather than insouciant…Greenberg’s entire first act is a slog, bogged down with dreary exposition and the introduction of far too many quirky but uninteresting characters.
All of the reviews agree on one thing: the cat is fantastic. Yeah, that’s a real-life motherf-cking cat, and it steals the whole motherf-cking show.
Emilia Clarke from Game of Thrones is a total babe – don’t act like you haven’t ogled the Khaleesi once or twice – so it’s no surprised that people are pretty stoked to see her strip down on stage as part of her role as Holly Golightly in the Broadway production of Breakfast At Tiffany’s. They’re so stoked, in fact, that they’re breaking rules and taking photos of the actress in the nude. Uh oh.
From Gawker & The New York Post:
One scene in particular has been causing major headaches for the Cort Theatre, which began previewing the show this week. In it, Clarke as Golightly gets undressed and slips into a bubble bath with co-star Cory Michael Smith who plays Fred.
“She undresses him and he gets in the tub,” a knowledgeable source told the New York Post. “She then goes offstage and comes back in a towel. She takes it off and gets in with him. So you don’t see everything. There are bubbles strategically placed.”
Apparently the partial nudity was enough to whip the peanut gallery into a frenzy, with many audience members in balcony seats pulling out their phones to snap photos in direct defiance of the theater’s strict “no photos” policy.
As a result of the flash mob, the theater has been forced to increase security ahead of the show’s opening night on March 20th.
Hilarious. We certainly didn’t hear shit like this when Daniel Radcliffe went full frontal on stage in Equus, that’s for sure. Everyone needs to calm down and go take a cold shower.
More photos of Emilia and Cory Michael Smith at the Broadway previews for Breakfast at Tiffany’s below.