“Game of Thrones” actress Emilia Clarke covers the August 2017 issue of ELLE magazine photographed by Alexi Lubomirski and styled by David Vandewal.
On her anxiety over shooting the final season of “Game of Thrones” – Oh God, I get sleepless nights over it. ‘Oh, you’re gonna mess it up. It’s the last season, and it’s going to go wrong.’ My mates are like, ‘It’s you—you [and Daenerys] are one and the same now. You need to trust your instincts!’ And I’m like, ‘ No, I’ve got to do more research!’ The higher everyone places the mantle, the bigger the fall. That sounds really awful, but it’s true! I don’t want to disappoint anyone.
On shooting her commanding sex scene with Dario (Michiel Huisman) in the fourth season of GOT: It’s brilliant. I actually went up to [GOT cocreators David Benioff and Dan Weiss] and thanked them. I was like, ‘That’s a scene I’ve been waiting for!’ Because I get a lot of crap for having done nudes scenes and sex scenes. That, in itself, is so antifeminist. Women hating on other women is just the problem. That’s upsetting, so it’s kind of wonderful to have a scene where I was like, ‘There you go!’
Cover: Dress by Dolce & Gabbana | Earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels | Belt by What Goes Around Comes Around
Image 1: Top and Feather Skirt by Prada | Earrings, Pendant, Bangle by Elizabeth Locke | Cuff by Paloma Picasso for Tiffany & Co. | Cuff by Gurhan | Bangle by Ippolita | Ring by Lalaounis | Ring by Ariel Gordon | Ring by Anthony Lent | Ring by Mahnaz Collection | Ring by Pomellato | Ring by L.A. Cano | Belt by What Goes Around Comes Around | Heart Safety Pin by Ky & Co.
Image 2: Dress and sandal by Clavin Klein | Earring by Lara Melchior | Rings by Delfina Delettrez | Belt by What Goes Around Comes Around | Heart Safety Pin by Ky & Co. | Socks by Pan & The Dream
[Photo Credit: Alexi Lubomirski/ELLE Magazine]