How Emilia put heart into role
EMILIA Clarke has returned for the seventh season of Game Of Thrones in the role of Daenerys Targaryen.
And the elegant actress, 30, has been recalling one stomach-churning scene from the show’s earliest days when her character had to eat the raw heart of a stallion.
Of course, it wasn’t a real heart that she had to consume but it was still a pretty grim experience, Emilia, pictured, recalled.
‘They made the heart out of solidified jam but it tasted like bleach and raw pasta,’ she said. ‘I ate roughly 28 hearts throughout the days we filmed that scene. Fortunately, they gave me a spit bucket because I was vomiting in it quite often.
‘It was very helpful to be given something so truly disgusting to eat, so there wasn’t much acting required.’
She also spoke about how her distinctive blonde wig that she wears for the show means she is not often recognised off-set. She said: ‘I have it so much easier than Peter Dinklage, who is immediately recognised as Tyrion Lannister even if he is wearing a swimsuit and strolling along the beach.’