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Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke Wants To Wear Her Daenerys Wig All The Time, Do Meth On Breaking Bad

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)

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  • Kathryn

    I’d like to see her play a good character. She does well with Daenerys.

    I *hate* Daenerys. She’s so BORING. Oh i am a dragon lady. oh i shall ignore my much more world-wise and intelligent advisers. i have dragons. oh i like that man with the funny beard. oh let us go here and save everyone because everyone needs saving from something i think. oh let us go here and ignore what i did before. oh look another hot man. oh look my dragons have eaten my face off.

  • Anonymous

    Anyone else see her as a possible Wonder Woman..?

  • Kathryn

    No, but maybe when she’s older. I think right now she’s too “soft” looking to be Wonder Woman. Even Lynda Carter had a tougher look to her.

    That said, I’d cast her in a movie about younger heroes. Perhaps Blindfold in a movie adaptation of Pixie Strikes Back? :D

  • Laralock

    Maybe pixie herself! I don’t think she’d say “no” to a new wig; pink, this time :P. Maybe she could pull of X-23 as well. Laura is though, but also kind of soft looking. Or am I too attached to Takeda’s art?

  • Anonymous

    Well, Lynda Carter looked downright teen-aged during the first season of the t.v. show. Especially in the pilot. As much as I loved the t.v. show, I really hate that people seem to think of casting WW in terms of “Can she be another Lynda” instead of “Can she be another Wonder Woman”. It was all great, but it was nearly 40 years ago. Different time, different audience, and that t.v. show would be laughed right off the screen today. I would love for Emilia to be considered because she is so young. These days Diana isn’t much more than 23 I think. Emilia’s look also fits; dark hair, full face and lips that can pass for of Greek or Mediterranean origin. Anyway, I thought I would just put it out there in the universe, but I’m sure they will just go with some skinny, bland faced, no lipped white girl with fake boobs…

  • Anonymous

    I know Ellen Page probably has dibs on the role for all future X-men movies, but I actually feel like she’d be a really great Kitty Pride.

    I could see her rocking a darker blond for Black Canary, too, actually.

  • Kathryn

    Too attached to Sana Takeda, I fear. She has a slight anime-vibe to her art. If you look at Laura’s other appearances, she’s typically much ‘sharper’.

    But I just can’t see Ms Clarke being ‘fun’ like Pixie. She’d be good as a straight-woman, I think. I mean I’m open to being surprised, but it’d be awesome if Pixie was cast with an actual Welsh person.

  • Kathryn

    Lynda was the ‘definitive’ Wonder Woman, in a way. It’s like Adam West and Batman, or it was before they went OH MAH GLOB SO DEPRESSED with him.

    I just don’t think Emilia Clarke has the build, look nor presence that Wonder Woman would require. Her actress would need to be tall, athletic and so on. Gina Carano could probably do a good job, though she isn’t my first choice (I don’t have one, actually)