Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen was left in a vulnerable spot at the end of “Game of Thrones” Season 5, surrounded by Dothraki.
But, never count out the Mother of Dragons.
“This season, it’s not that she learns a lot of new things, it’s more that she’s now finally being able to put everything she’s ever learnt into play because she’s all on her own,” Emilia told Access Hollywood on the gray carpet at the “Game of Thrones” Season 6 premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday night.
With much of George R.R. Martin’s released material from his “A Song of Ice and Fire” series used up on the show, it meant the cast was in for more shocks than usual when they began work on the new season.
“I think because of that everyone was a little bit like, ‘What’s going to happen?’ And I remember vividly last season taking the writers aside and being like, ‘Guys, am I dead? Is this it? Is this game over?'” Emilia said. “And then, reading this season was like, [I kind of had to keep] putting it down and picking it back up again because it was just too much.”
Asked about the pace of the season, with Episodes 9 and 10 always being big ones, Emilia revealed the whole Season 6 ride is massive.
“So [episodes] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 are as big as any 9 and 10 has ever been. It’s silly,” she said.
“Game of Thrones” returns April 24 at 9 PM ET/PT on HBO. Log back on to AccessHollywood.com later this week for more of our cast interviews from the “GoT” premiere.
— Jolie Lash
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