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April 13 2022

A leaker suggests the Game of Thrones actress will play a major role

★★★THIS IS A RUMOR.★★★

THE MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE has a threat looming under the surface. After a handful of post-credits scenes revealing some characters we know and love are now reptilian Skrulls, there’s no denying that the Secret Invasion is underway.

Ahead of the dedicated Secret Invasion Disney+ series, an MCU leaker has let slip a key role — and she may just become the supervillain of the entire show. Here’s everything you need to know.

According to leaker MyTimeToShineHello on Twitter, Game of Thrones and Solo actress Emilia Clarke will play Veranke, the supervillain of the Secret Invasion comics plotline. Veranke is all over the comics continuity, but she’s probably best known for impersonating Spider-Woman and working as a double agent for Nick Fury.

Veranke’s introduction into the MCU has been a long time coming — leaks as far back as 2019 suggest she’ll be the main villain of Captain Marvel 2, which we now know will be called The Marvels. Now, that leak is slightly discredited by the fact that Zawe Ashton has already been announced as the villain of The Marvels, but there’s always room for multiple antagonists in a Marvel movie. Could this mean Clarke’s debut in the MCU could come sooner than we think?

There are greater implications to this leak too. If Veranke remains true to her comic persona and disguises herself as Spider-Woman, it would also mean Spider-Woman would make her MCU debut. After having three variants of Spider-Man in No Way Home, apparently all bets are off when it comes to Spider-Man in the MCU.

Perhaps there’s a way this leak could co-exist with Zawe Ashton’s role in The Marvels; since Skrulls can take on the image of whoever they want, maybe Zawe Ashton is actually playing Spider-Woman, and Emilia Clarke the true appearance of Veranke, or vice-versa. But considering Emilia Clarke is slated for a role in Secret Invasion, it’s more likely she’ll be playing Veranke.

While exciting, this leak is unconfirmed. Veranke may be neither of these actors. Previous fan theories have posited she may already be in the MCU in the form of Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Contessa Valentina, who has now appeared in both The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and Black Widow.

Regardless of who Veranke will take the form of, the possibility of Emilia Clarke becoming the Big Bad of Secret Invasion — and maybe MCU movies beyond the series — is intriguing. Could the new Thanos look a lot like Daenerys Targaryen and Qi’ra? We’ll have to wait and see.

SECRET INVASION IS COMING SOON TO DISNEY+.

March 14 2022

Unlike some of Marvel’s other recent projects, like the seemingly perpetually leaking Spider-Man: No Way Home, the aptly named Secret Invasion show is, well, very much a secret. Even as pictures of costumed actors, set videos, and looks at wardrobe warehouses spill out, nothing substantive has been established about the series.

This element of mystery even applies to the characters set to appear in the upcoming series. While fans know that actors Emilia Clarke and Olivia Colman will be joining the show, as well as the larger MCU, the roles they are playing are still under wraps.

Even as footage of Clarke’s character in action has made its way onto the internet, it’s still unclear what role she will be playing in the series. For Colman, fans aren’t entirely sure if she’s good or evil, but that goes with the territory when it comes to the Secret Invasion storyline.

Multiple fan theories have guessed that Abigail Brand may appear in the series, though whether the character will be brought to life by Clarke, Colman, another actor, or even not at all is still unclear.

Even as the series itself is largely a mystery, recent comments have shed light on the on-set experience, including the relationships between actors…

Secret Invasion’s (Inter)Stellar Cast

In a recent live talk with Josh Horowitz, actor Samuel L. Jackson spoke to his experience acting alongside his Secret Invasion co-stars, including Emilia Clarke, Olivia Colman, Ben Mendelsohn, and Martin Freeman. Jackson had nothing but praise for Clarke, calling her “amazing.”

“Emilia, amazing. It’s like, c’mon man, you walk on the set and you go, ‘Okay, that’s the Queen of Dragons.’ She’s so tiny. She’s like a fairy, you want to hold her!”

Jackson also shared his excitement at being able to act alongside Olivia Colman, noting that the work was “so glorious and such a ball.”

“When I walked in the room and Olivia Colman was standing there, I was just like, ahahah, this is gonna be so amazing! And she looked at me and went like ahahaha! And, you know, we just started laughing. And when we started to work it was so glorious and such a ball. And not this, you know, serious, crazy, deepness, you know. We were just kind of having a good time. She is so amazing and so effective in a scene. You know, it’s those moments that when you’re in the middle of doing it and you feel it and you watch it happen, that when they finally say cut, all you can do is look at the other person and go, oh my god, that was amazing, that was so great! And she’s like, you’re better than I thought! She was great.”

Behind the Scenes of Secret Invasion

While these comments don’t answer the mystery of who these actors will be playing in the series, they do shed some light on the behind-the-scenes experience, as well as the characters fans can expect Samuel L. Jackson’s somewhat different looking Nick Fury to interact with.

It appears that the process of shooting Secret Invasion has been a largely enjoyable affair, with Jackson pointing towards great experiences with Clarke, Colman, Ben Mendelsohn, and even Martin Freeman. The series sees the MCU continue to increase its roster of talented actors, so it makes sense that Jackson would welcome the chance to work with such highly acclaimed figures.

It also seems that fans can expect to see Nick Fury spend a good deal of time with both Clarke and Colman. Whether this is in a friendly or antagonistic capacity, however, is still unknown.

In all likelihood, these roles will shift over the course of the series, with one or both actors revealed to be Skrull agents. After all, that’s the strength of the Secret Invasion storyline – the shifting relationships and paranoid, unstable relationships. Giving such talented actors roles as Skrulls makes sense, providing them with a range of emotions and characters to play.

Even so, fans wanting to find out more about the scope and style of the Skrull menace presented in the series will likely just have to wait until Disney chooses to provide a more official look, as for now, the secrets of Secret Invasion are still very much under lock and key.

April 21 2021

EW: It started almost as a joke, Emilia Clarke recalls: “About three years ago, I was in a car with a bunch of friends and was like, ‘Hey, guys, wouldn’t it be really funny if…’ And then I woke up the next day and was like, ‘That would be funny. That would be f—ing cool. Why not?'”

And thus M.O.M.: Mother of Madness was born. The three-issue Image Comics miniseries, written by Clarke (along with writer Marguerite Bennett, who she calls her “comic guru”), follows a single mom named Maya who discovers she possesses freakish superpowers, and uses them to take on a secret cabal of human traffickers.

Clarke describes the comic as a Deadpool-esque blend of “a lot of silliness” and tongue-in-cheek humor, combined with a very current feminist sensibility “explored in an extreme genre-bending atmosphere.”

“We’re always calling mothers superheroes, and I’m like, what if they were? What if they legitimately were superheroes?” the Game of Thrones star tells EW. “Maya has had a very hard life, and she finds herself in a place where everything that makes her unique, she hates and is ashamed about. It’s only in the discovery of her powers that she finds her true acceptance of who she is.”

Clarke is deliberately vague about those powers — “There’s many, many things that she can do that are pretty cool,” she cryptically teases — but not about their source. “She can do a lot of stuff at certain moments in her month,” Clarke says with a laugh. “She can do all of these wicked things, but they all come from the fact that she is a woman who has a menstrual cycle. I thought it would be cool to have all the things that women don’t like about themselves, flip that, and make those the things that make her superhuman.”

It’s fitting: M.O.M.’s origins are rooted in Clarke’s history as a self-described “fangirl” of superhero comics and movies, who often felt shut out of that world because of her gender — in some cases, literally.

“My brother was a comic nerd [growing up], and I wasn’t allowed in the shops!” the actress recalls. “I wasn’t allowed to go in with him, because I was the loser little sister. And the moments that I was allowed in, there weren’t a lot of women on the covers, and there weren’t a lot of women in the shops. So I didn’t feel safe to explore it at that age.”
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April 06 2021

BRITISH VOGUE Known to millions of fans as Daenerys Targaryen, Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has also appeared in hit films like Solo: A Star Wars Story and Me Before You, and is Clinique’s global brand ambassador. Here, she talks to digital beauty editor Hannah Coates about everything from jade eggs to her favourite hair tool.

On how she wakes up in the morning

My first port of call in the morning is to put my contact lenses in, because without them I am blind! Immediately after putting them in, I will do a little yoga, and then I’ll get a tea. I’ll shower, wash my face, and put on my make-up. So basically the morning ritual is to see! And I can’t communicate until I’ve done at least a little bit of yoga, because it helps me feel out the day.

On what she does before bed

[Recently] I’ve been meditating before going to sleep. I use the Calm app, it’s so good and sometimes when I’m desperate I use the Sleep Stories [on the app]. They really work, and apparently all it takes is a story about a train to send me to sleep!

On her evening skincare regime

I take my make-up off first. I do a double cleanse, using Clinique’s Take The Day Off Balm which I love, because it’s oil-based so it gets rid of all make-up. After that I’ll use a milky cleanser and a toner. Then I use the Moisture Surge 100h Auto-Replenishing Hydrator, and I slather loads of it on and take my time applying it. In the morning I’ll also do a jade face roller to find my jaw and cheekbones, and chisel this nose out!

On Clinique’s Moisture Surge 100h Auto-Replenishing Moisturiser

I’ve got dry skin so I’ve done all the research I can on trying to find a moisturiser that actually gets rid of dry skin without giving you spots – I find that loads are really thick and putting them on feels like wall paint. This formula has aloe vera in it, as well as hyaluronic acid, and what it does is magic. It encourages your own skin to create more water, which is why it’s labelled “auto-replenishing”. It’s amazing; you’re encouraging your skin to do the work to keep itself moisturised, as opposed to the moisturisers where you’re like, “just putting more Polyfilla on!” I have dry skin everywhere, so I apply it to my hands and use it as a cuticle oil, too.

On her secret to brilliant brows

Just don’t touch them! I make sure I don’t have a unibrow but that’s pretty much it. I’ve never shaped them in my life – all hail the women who do theirs because I’d be so scared to do it. I just brush them if I’m putting make-up on. The idea of applying pencil to them makes me want to cry.

On her go-to hair hero

It’s not a product but a thing! The Dyson Airwrap hairbrush. It’s a game-changer. I don’t understand the wand but all I need is the brush head and my hair is done. Suddenly, I’m a low maintenance girl. It bypasses every other product I’ve ever put on my hair.

On her approach to wellness

I’m into meditation and yoga but I’m not putting eggs up my vagina or steaming it – I’m not there yet! I’ll have a nice hot bath with some lovely bath salts, and then I meditate. I know it’s a cliché and everyone says it, but during lockdown is the only time I’ve actually really done the whole meditation thing properly. Even doing my yoga every morning – where I do the exact same routine every single day – is a meditation. I don’t need to think, I can just breathe through it. I also journal, so I’ll write all the shit in my head that’s ridiculous down on paper. [I’ll do] all of this… unless I’m drunk. Then I do none of them.

On how to make an excellent bath

It has to be scalding hot. Like, burn-your-skin-off hot. I buy my Epsom salts online in bulk and I put an obscene amount of them in the water, making sure it’s really, really hot. I light candles and get my book, and whack on some classical music. My mum gave me the best Christmas present this year – this is how old I am – one of those stands you put over the bath to put your book and tea on. This one has a bit you pop up, so you can stick your book on it! After all of that I am smug and the epitome of zen.

On how she works out

During lockdown I saw my trainer online, and we do a mix of stuff. I’ve tried every exercise under the sun – I am not a HIIT girl and don’t try and make me run. I want to do things that stretch me out as much as possible – light weights and a little bit of body weight stuff make me feel strong and aligned, but not like a “she-Hulk”. What we do is make sure everything is in the right place and my back is straight, as that’s when I feel strong and good. I also walk everywhere.

On the teenage beauty product she doesn’t miss

I would say heavy kohl. Heavy, heavy, heavy kohl – never again. I also wore my hair scraped back in a bun [a lot]. It might be in a top knot now but those days are done. I did the two little hair pieces too. Bella Hadid looks fabulous [with them], but I am not copying her this year!

On the beauty icon she would like to be for a night

I’m torn! You’ve got Audrey [Hepburn]. But then I also would like to be someone who has the kind of beauty look I could never do myself. It’s hard but I would say Edie Sedgwick – her look is not something I could do now, and to be her for a night would be absolutely amazing.

April 06 2021

ALLURE: Over the past year in and out of lockdown in London, Emilia Clarke hasn’t been tempted to chop off all her hair or dye it pink. She isn’t even itching to get to a salon for a haircut. “My plan is to grow my hair to my bum — the longest hair in the world,” Clarke joyfully shares with Allure as we chat about all the ways the pandemic has affected her beauty routine over Zoom. “When you peroxide your hair and then cut it into [a pixie], I’ve just been longing for long hair. I’m going to take it to the next level. I want Gloria Steinem’s hair circa 1972.”

To support her hair growth journey, Clarke has been taking advantage of staying home most of the time by only washing her hair once a week, masking, and air-drying. “That has given it its mojo back for sure,” she notes.

In between her shower days, you can catch the actress soaking the day away in a “hot, hot bath,” surrounded by candles with classic music cued up. Sometimes, she listens to podcasts or catches up with friends. “My friends do a lot of voice memo-ing, so I do a lot of [that] in the bath,” Clarke remarks.

If Clarke has learned anything from her days in lockdown, it’s to slow down and take her time with her beauty routines. Over the years, she admits she has been a stickler to a set skin-care routine — double cleansing, toner, and moisturizer — however; more time-consuming treatments, like sheet masks and at-home devices, have been making their way into Clarke’s regimen lately.

“I did dust off the old light mask that I got, like, three years ago,” she says. “Every once in a while after a bath, I’ll be like, oh, maybe I’ll have some light mask and see if it makes any difference.”

Clarke’s favorite beauty indulgence from 2020 is surprisingly low-tech, though: Clinique’s Moisture Surge. Although she’s the brand’s global ambassador, she makes a valid, unbiased case for it. “My skin is dry and patchy at the best of times,” she explains before adding mask wear, heated rooms, and the freezing cold hasn’t done her complexion any favors. But the “brilliant” moisturizer has.

Makeup hasn’t gone by the wayside for Clarke. If anything, the only difference is she takes it off earlier than pre-pandemic times. For her day of interviews, a glam team stops by, but on days when she does her makeup herself, her go-to makeup artist Kate Lee passed along some tips. “She’s taught me how to put bronzer on, which I have not been doing properly,” Clarke reveals before acting out her technique, tracing the shape of a C along her jawline down to the hollows of her cheeks, then another C down from there to her jawline. She calls them the “Clinique Cs.”

Lee also enlightened Clarke with the correct order for base makeup application: foundation first, concealer second. “Otherwise, you’re just moving your concealer around your face,” she says. Now, she’s only dabbing on concealer in the areas where foundation doesn’t give her enough coverage.

Makeup artist Fiona Stiles agrees with these sentiments. “Using concealer first is a waste of product and creating more work for you, as then you just have to go over the area again,” she’s told Allure in the past. “Concealer is meant to conceal, while foundation is meant to be the base, or foundation, of your look — similar to how when you build a house the very first step in creating it is building the foundation.”

Clarke’s makeup stash has also been overhauled over the past couple of months. As Clarke has sifted through it, she’s put eye shadows she’s forgotten about back into rotation. Products she’s touched a couple of times but has no use for anymore have been re-homed with her family and friends. “It’s annoying. There’s so much stuff of mine that I just give to charity, but you can’t give, like, half a lipstick,” Clarke jokes. Stars — they’re truly just like us.