Emilia Clarke: From 'The Mother of Dragons' to 'Star Wars'

No longer calm Daenerys Targaryen in "Game of Thrones" or the shy Louisa Clark in "Me Before You", Emilia Clarke has turned into a fierce women for "Solo: A Star Wars Story".

Talking about Emilia Clarke, modern audiences often think of the powerful role Daenerys Targaryen in the popular TV series Game of Thrones. That same role brought the three Emmy Award nominations and three Critics' Choice Movie Awards nominations. At the end of May 2018, movie fans around the world have had the opportunity to meet her once again in Solo: A Star Wars Story - the new film about the hero Han Solo of the Resistance.


Born on October 23, 1986 in London, England, the beautiful 32-year-old owns small figure and elegant beauty just like the standards of a princess in Britain. In 2015, Emily Clarke was chosen as Esquire's the Sexiest Woman Alive. Actually, hidden behind this a little bit tiny figure i a huge passion for acting, as she always wants to try hard, heavy roles.

Spike Island (2012) was one of the first milestones of Emily Clarke's acting career. In the British comedy, she played one of five close friends going through a stormy journey to get the concert tickets from their idol band "The Stone Roses". With this role, Clarke was really appreciated by the ability to adapt emotions in tune with the development of her character.


And action genre’s fans have met her through the heroine Sarah Connor in Terminator: Genisys (2015). Unlike the strong, assertive image that actress Linda Hamilton had shown in the previous parts of The Terminator, Clarke’s Sarah Connor is more girly and playful, just like the real life Clarke. Although the film itself was not highly rated, her efforts were clearly proved through impressive action scenes.


Otherwise, audiences of romance films will remember the actress through her role as Louisa Clark in Me Before You (2016). This is a challenging step to change Clarke's image, as her character is quite feminine, humorous but also somewhat timid.

In Solo: A Star Wars Story, the English beauty plays Qi'ra, a member of the Crimson Dawn gang that the protagonist Han Solo participates in. She is also a long-time friend of Solo, who grew up with him in the dark slums of Corellia. Speaking of the new role, Emilia Clarke said it is closer to Daenerys Targaryen than any role before.



Like "the Mother of Dragons" who scares the enemy with her power, the charming, mysterious, and somewhat dangerous Qi'ra is certainly not a weak, dump girl always waiting to be rescued by some superhero - the stereotype commonly seen in many Hollywood action films.



Joining the Star Wars family, according to Emilia Clarke, is a huge honor, as she has been a fan of the series since she was a child. Her role promises to bring Star Wars fans as well as other audience a lot of surprise and fun.


By: Vivian Cooper

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