Emilia Clarke Plays The Khaleesi, Daenerys Targaryen, on Game Of Thrones.

Dear Sara,

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.

Dear Will,

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.

-Sara Bellum

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Sara Bellum
The name's Sara Bellum, and I'm the editor-at-large here at BuzzyMag - the hostess with the mostess, if you will. I like to think that my first calling is fighting crime and delivering a heaping dose of sweet, sweet justice to all manner of thugs, miscreants, hoodlums, ruffians, and ne'er-do-wells, but unfortunately, violent vigilantism doesn't exactly pay big bucks these days.  

Times are tough, my friends, and I've got bills to pay, so I decided to put my encyclopedic knowledge of all things sci-fi & fantasy-related to use to help me land a day job. To tell you the truth, it's kind of a nice change of pace. My manicures have been lasting a bit longer lately.