Speaking ahead the new season of Game Of Thrones, Emilia Clarke reveals that things “kinda suck” for her dragon-bearing character Daenerys Targaryen, when we reconvene with her at the start of Season 2.
The actress told EW (mild spoilers..):
Things kind of suck, because when you last saw her, it’s like magic was being re‑awoken and it’s all wonderful. Now [she’s in] complete and utter despair. She has dragons, but they are tiny. They’re babies. She doesn’t even know how to feed them. So, and she’s got all her people looking to her, including Jorah, and she’s losing the will to kind of see her way through it.
As for whether her storyline will follow that of the books:
I don’t want to give too much away. There are a few things that are slightly different, just to give her a bit more meat this season. Dany is going to get a little glimpse of what else is going on in other parts of the world of Game of Thrones. There’s a number of surprises in store for everyone.
With a relationship-centric Game Of Thrones Season 2 trailer doing the rounds, is there love in the air Dany this season:
I feel that the audience knows at this point that Jorah’s feelings toward me are dubious. We’re not sure where they lie. Whether it’s paternal. Whether it’s sexual. We’re not sure. And I think that that is something that Dany is becoming increasingly aware of. But I truly believe that she’s still in love with Drogo.
As for the toughest aspect of filming the second season:
Working with the dragons, at the moment. They’ve created these beautiful models of the dragons. I’m getting quite maternal towards them. But then they take them away [during filming, with dragons inserted later using CGI] and that’s when I’m seeing nothing. As an actor, there’s so much focus [required] and my imagination is being pushed to its limits. I’m trying to see them in my mind’s eye and I’m trying to work with this invisible thing. And I can tell everyone around me is going, “what the heck, she’s crazy, she’s absolutely lost her mind.” Because I’m just kind of playing with this invisible ball of air.
HBO has moved about 350,000 units in the first week since the show’s March 6 release. That’s the biggest first-seven-day tally for any TV series title in the network’s history — including popular shows like The Sopranos, Sex and the City and True Blood.
With new fans no doubt finding the show during the GOT lowatus, don’t be surprised if the second season breaks a few ratings records.
Game Of Thrones Season 2 premieres April 1 on HBO