We all know wigs play an important role in HBO’s Game of Thrones but they apparently also play a role in anonymity for the actors. So much so Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryan on the series, goes completely unrecognized. Even at HBO events. See what the actress had to say about her trademark white blonde wig and the two other hit shows she’d love to guest star on.
Speaking with GQ magazine, Clarke admitted that while her character Daenerys is one of the most recognizable from the hit show, she is quite the opposite.
“I’m so immediately unrecognizable. It takes a die-hard fan to actually spot me. These HBO events, where I’ll be talking to someone for a fair amount of time, and then suddenly they’re like, Oh shit! That’s what you do!—they think I’m some crazy Brit who snuck her way into a Hollywood party,” she said.
Now that she’s finished filming Game of Thrones Season 3, Clarke can focus on playing the iconic Holly Golightly on Broadway. But it seems she’s still very attached to Daenerys.
“I keep asking to go out with the wig at night, but they insist there’s no way. They won’t let me go partying with it on! I would be killed on the spot,” she said. “It’s silly to say, but when I take the wig off at the end of the day, I’m rather disappointed when I look in the mirror.”
Clarke is open to new roles, however. “I’d give my right arm to be, like, a random extra on Girls, just to walk past one of the scenarios. I’d love that more than anything,” she said. “Or, like, a meth head on Breaking Bad.”
(via Access Hollywood)