How Emilia put heart into role

Irish Daily Mail - - News -

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.’

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