I love the actress Emilia Clarke, who plays the Khaleesi, Daenerys Targaryen, on GAME OF THRONES. Why haven’t I seen her before?
– Will K.
Because Daenerys is only Clarke’s third onscreen role. The actress, who grew up in Berkshire, England, had an early passion for stage and studied performing at Drama Centre London. She had a guest role in the BBC drama DOCTORS and appeared in TRIASSIC ATTACK (a Syfy Saturday night movie offering) before being cast in GAME OF THRONES. Tamzin Merchant was originally cast as Daenerys, but Clarke replaced her after the pilot. You might need to look closely to recognize Clarke when she’s not in her Khaleesi regalia – she’s actually a brunette.