Category: Charity

Press: Emilia Clarke and her puppy Ted read a children’s book to try and raise money for kids in need

Saturday, Jun 20, 2020

INSIDER: “Game of Thrones” actress Emilia Clarke made a rare video appearance with her new puppy (a small Daschund named Ted) as part of ongoing efforts to raise charity funds during the coronavirus pandemic. Appearing on the “Save With Stories” Instagram page, the video shows Clarke reading a full children’s book called “Bear’s Loose Tooth.”

“Hi everybody, my name’s Emilia,” Clarke begins in the video. But she’s quickly overwhelmed with giggles as Ted licks her face. You can hear the person filming the video also gasping for breath between bursts of laughter.

“This is my Teddy,” Clarke says. “He is called Ted and he’s a little puppy. And we’d love to read you a story. So — are you sitting comfortably? Are you lying? Are you cuddled next to someone really big and squidgy or someone really little and furry, like this boy here?”

Clarke proceeds to turn to a nearby laptop, which is facing the camera and showing a PDF version of the Simon & Schuster children’s book “Bear’s Loose Tooth,” written by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman.

The whole story takes just about four minutes to read, and then Clarke signs off.

“I hope you’re all doing very well,” Clarke says. “And I’m sending you lots and lots of love. Bye!”

The “Save With Stories” Instagram page currently has dozens of similar videos on its page. Stars including Chris Evans, Gabrielle Union, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Garner, and more have recorded themselves reading kids’ books out loud.

As the caption on Clarke’s video explains, “Save With Stories” is a new partnership from Save the Children and No Kid Hungry — organizations built to help children in need.

The new program is raising funds to “support food banks, and mobile meal trucks, and community feeding programs with funds to do what they do best — and also — with educational toys, books, and worksheets to make sure brains are full, as well as bellies.”

The coronavirus pandemic has led to the closure of schools across the US. This new program is designed to help keep kids now stuck at home entertained, and also raise funds at the same time. You can learn more about “Save With Stories” here.

 

Press: Emilia Clarke talks about losing her dad two years ago and pays tribute to nurses who fought to save his life

Wednesday, Jul 4, 2018

 

METRO – Game Of Thrones and Han Solo actress Emilia Clarke as spoken of the moment she lost her dad two years ago.

 

The actress was incredibly close with her dad when he passed away almost two years ago, with him regularly visiting the GOT set to watch his daughter shoot scenes before his death – she joked once he used to fall asleep watching the monitor like he would at home in front of the telly.

 

But on the 70th anniversary of the NHS, Emilia took the time to praise the work of nurses, who helped her cope with her dad’s sickness and subsequent death.

 

Speaking of the fact that nurses are often the target for cuts, Emilia said: ‘This reality breaks my heart, as two years ago on the 10th July I lost my darling dad. Our experience was shaped by the care he received.

 

‘I was given the opportunity to be involved in the intricacies that made up a day of trying to save his life and it showed me with such clarity, not only the awe-inspiring skill that the nurses clearly had, but the emotional intelligence that came along with it.’

 

She went on to say the nurses’ compassion as well as their expertise helped her cope with her loss: ‘After a panic at hearing bells and buzzers I didn’t understand; the hug that came my way and the words that accompanied it both reassured and comforted me.’

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Press/Video: Go Behind The Scenes of Game of Thrones With Emilia Clarke & Omaze

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018

YOU AND A FRIEND WILL:

  • Hang out with Emilia Clarke (the Mother of Dragons herself!) over lunch
  • Get a sneak peek of what it’s like on the top-secret Game of Thrones set in Belfast
  • Be flown out to Northern Ireland and put up in a 4-star hotel

 

 

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