Welcome to Enchanting Emilia Clarke, a fansite decided to the actress best known as Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones since 2011. She acted on stage in Breakfast at Tiffany's on Broadway, plus many movies, including Terminator Genisys, Me Before You, Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Last Christmas has some great upcoming projects. She'll be joining the MCU next year for Secret Invasions. Emilia has represented Dolce & Gabbana's and Clinque. That's not to mention being beloved by fans and celebrities internationally for her funny, quirky, humble, kind, and genuine personality. She's truly Enchanting.
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March 23 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — Emilia Clarke was auditioning to play one of America’s most iconic heroines and wanted to impress. Her first scene required her to bite an apple.

“I was like, ‘Oh, yeah. I’m going to go all Daniel Day-Lewis on them. I’m going to bring my own apple!” the British actress recently recalled.

Everything was going well in the London rehearsal room until the character takes a bite. “I took this almighty hunk. I literally took half the apple in this one mouthful,” she says, laughing.

As her scene partner and the director watched, stunned, Clarke kept going, despite a mouthful of fruit. “I remember being, ‘Well, I guess I have to kind of go there.'”

Whether it was due to her exuberance or sheer commitment, or a mixture of both, Clarke won the part, and what a part it is: Holly Golightly in a stage adaptation of Truman Capote’s classic 1958 novella, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”

“I still don’t think I really do realize the enormity of it,” says Clarke, who will be making her Broadway debut — actually, her first professional stage debut — in the role made famous in film by Audrey Hepburn.

“It’s funny, a lot of actors I’ve spoken to have sort of said, ‘Oh, it’s really brave that you’re doing it,'” she says. “I’m like, ‘What? Are you kidding me?’ This would never have been a choice. It’s a 100 percent yes. You don’t say ‘maybe’ to that.”

Clarke, a petite, stunning brunette with a wide smile, has come to the role from what seems like the other side of the galaxy. For the past few years she’s been playing the platinum-haired Daenerys Targaryen in the fantasy adventure saga “Game of Thrones,” a series adapted from George R.R. Martin’s novel series “A Song of Ice and Fire.”

Last year, viewership climbed to rank as HBO’s third most popular show of all time, averaging 11.6 million viewers weekly across all the company’s platforms. Season three begins at the end of the month. Playing Daenerys has helped propel the 25-year-old Clarke, who is known on the show as The Mother of Dragons, into a star.

“She’s the reason why I’m doing ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’!” says Clarke. “I don’t know how they connect and I don’t know how I’ve fooled these people into thinking I can do both of them. But it’s been — and continues to be — the most incredible roller coaster.”

Fans of the Blake Edwards film will find this Golightly is very different from the one that made Hepburn a fashion icon, with her ball gowns, long gloves, elaborate pearl chokers and trademark cigarette holder.

The play’s creative team returned to the time period that author Capote originally set his story, meaning during World War II, not the more glamorous 1960s of the movie. Playwright Richard Greenberg has made it truer to the grittier subject of the novella, which is more explicit in its exploration of the relationship between a gay man and a straight call girl.

“I almost think that ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s is one of those films that people know for the image and are unaware of the history and are unaware of the subtext of it as well. We don’t shy away from that in the play. That’s the beauty of it, I think,” she says.

“In among the dirt is where you’ll find the hope. It can only shine out in the glorious way that it does in the play if it’s surrounded in murky waters.”

Making things even harder is that Clarke is a huge Hepburn fan, who recalls watching her in “My Fair Lady” multiple times. And even though she has built her own Golightly, she still feels Hepburn’s shadow.

“Audrey Hepburn inspired me, Emilia Clarke. That’s something that’s in my blood, that I can’t ever get rid of. So whenever I approach a part, I’m taking my own history with me, I’m taking my own experiences with me.”

Her co-star, Cory Michael Smith, who is making his Broadway debut in the role of Fred, says Clarke makes the role her own: “She’s so marvelous and bright. You don’t even see the shadow. The shadow’s gone.”

Clarke, a 2009 graduate of the Drama Centre School in London, grew up on a TV diet of “I Love Lucy” and “Cheers.” She stays fit with yoga and Pilates, and unwinds by listening to “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” audio book.

One thing that Golightly and her “Game of Thrones” characters share is intensity — and that includes some nudity, something Clarke says in both cases isn’t gratuitous.

With “Game of Thrones,” Clarke says being stripped down is necessary to understand her character’s pain and heartbreak. In “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” Golightly jumps into a bath with Fred. (“My dad has seen it maybe three times now and every time, he’s like, ‘I don’t see anything!”’)

“The last thing I want to be known as is That-Chick-Who-Gets-Her-Clothes-Off. That’s the very last thing I’d like anyone to ever say about me,” she says. “I would hope — I would so, from the bottom of my heart, hope — that people wouldn’t come and see the play just to cop a look at a young girl stepping into a bath.”

Clarke’s other acting credits include a guest spot on the British TV series “Doctors” and a role in a Jurassic Park-esque TV movie for Syfy called “Triassic Attack.”

She got word that she’d landed the Golightly role a few days after that apple-filled audition. She was at a vegetarian restaurant in London when her agent called. “I freaked out, spilled the smoothie everywhere,” she says, still giddy at the memory. “Genuinely, probably, the happiest day of my life so far.”

Source: Yahoo TV

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March 23 2013

Gotham partygoers are used to celebs in their midst. So it was remarkable that at least one star made everyone go all gushy at the March 20 opening night party of Broadway’s new “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”

No, not Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, who were at both the perf and the party. Not Emilia Clarke, the production’s Holly Golightly, either. She received a properly adoring response, but really, it was a young unknown named Vito Vincent who reduced New Yorkers to cooing openly.

Vincent, of course, is the feline actor who plays the pivotal role of Cat.

“The cat’s a genius!” partygoer Jeffrey Wright declared as Vincent was rushed past him into the press room for, um, interviews.

Set designer Derek McLane, who was working on “Tiffany’s” while he designed the set for this year’s Oscars, was just glad the unknown thesp was well-behaved. A major set element in the production is a series of scrims that could, to a cat’s eye, look temptingly like screen doors.

“If he’d decided to sharpen his claws on those scrims, I’d be dead,” he said at the period-swank party at the Edison Ballroom.

Clarke at least had all that experience working with dragons during her day job on “Game of Thrones.” Any other similarities between working on the HBO series and Broadway?

“An ability to keep your cool, under any circumstances, is what I brought over from ‘Game of Thrones’ to this,” she said.

Playing a character who’s a style icon must have come with a lot of pressure. Not least of which is: What on earth does a young actress wear to the opening night party?

“That’s why you get a stylist!” said Clarke.

Source: Variety

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December 13 2012

Cory Michael Smith, who currently appears in the Playwrights Horizons staging of The Whale Off-Broadway, will co-star with Emilia Clarke in the world-premiere stage production of Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s, which will begin Broadway previews March 4, 2013, at the Cort Theatre.

Smith also appeared in the critically praised Off-Broadway production of Cock earlier this season. He will portray Fred opposite Clarke (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”) as Holly Golightly. Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard starred in the original 1961 film.

Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain, Eastern Standard) adapted Capote’s work for the stage. Sean Mathias (Broadway’s Indiscretions, Marlene, Dance of Death, The Elephant Man) will direct the production that is set to officially open March 20, 2013.

“The goal of this version is to return to the original setting of the novella, which is the New York of the Second World War, as well as to resume its tone — still stylish and romantic, yes, but rougher-edged and more candid than people generally remember,” Greenberg said in a statement. “Capote was a great writer and a natural maker of plots and ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ has a drive that makes it very alluring to dramatize.”

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December 13 2012

New photos of Emilia as Holly Golightly in the Broadway adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany’s have surfaced. Emilia is absolutely gorgeous in them! I wish that I lived closer to the East Coast so that I could catch a showing. Previews start March 4, 2013.

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December 11 2012

I just added screencaps and photos of Emilia leaving Jimmy Kimmel Live! to the gallery. She looks amazing as usual! Be sure to watch the interview in the posts below if you missed it. It’s definitely worth a look.

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