Esquire Magazine announces Emilia Clarke as the Sexiest Woman Alive 2015.
The editors of Esquire Magazine selected Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke as Sexiest Woman Alive 2015. 28-year-old Emilia Clarke is an English actress, who made her big breaktrhough in the HBO hit series Game of Thrones.
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For her role as Daenerys Targaryen she received two Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2013 and 2015. She managed to turn her success in Games of Thrones into a Hollywood career. She plays Sarah Connor in Terminator Genisys and has more movies coming up.
In the interview with Esquire she recalls the time when she got the call from her agent about Game of Thrones. "And then my agent calls me up and says, 'Did you ever go up for Game of Thrones?' " The original pilot for the show had already been shot but nobody was happy with it, so HBO was digging back into the casting pile to try and save it. This is where Emilia came in. "My agent told the casting director, 'I know that the breakdown for this character is tall and willowy and blonde. I know she's short and round and brown, but I'd like you to see her.' "
"I had two scenes which told me nothing and not very much time in which to read all those [George R. R. Martin] books," says Emilia. "So I did what every good actor does and Wikipedia'd the living crap out of it."
"Do you have a sense now of what they wanted?"
"Yeah … someone who could grow before your eyes in one season, who could gather strength and show vulnerability, they wanted the arc…"
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And the rest is history. Read the full interview on Esquire.