Warning: Spoilers before the last episode of Game of Thrones .
Daenerys Targaryen died last night in Game of Thrones which fans had expected after becoming the Mad Queen in the penultimate episode, killing countless innocent people. But as she did – Jon Snow put a knife in his heart while he hugged her – was a lot to note, and the entire narrative of Khaleesi in this season was something the actress who she plays, Emilia Clarke, really personal with arguments. And now she can talk about it openly.
Clarke spoke with Entertainment Weekly and The New Yorker about the final episode and how some critics of the series found her Dany's sudden change from heroine to villain to sudden to be.
When she first read the script with Dany's death, she told Entertainment Weekly that she thought: "What, what, what WHAT !? Because it comes from nowhere. I am amazed. I never saw it coming. "
Clarke admitted when she decided that she would be asked if she disapproved of Dany's actions that" it was a great struggle to read the scripts. What I was taught at drama school ̵
Clarke went over to EW and New Yorker as Dany got emotionally to where she was:
To EW she said:
She really starts with the best of intentions and sincerely hopes there will be nothing that questions their biggest plans. The problem is that [the Starks] does not like her and she sees it. She says, "Okay, a chance." She gives them this chance and it does not work and she's too far to turn around. She made her bed, she lies in it. It is finished. And that's the thing. I do not think she realizes it until it happens – the real effect of her reactions to her is, "I'm not shit." This is my whole existence. Since birth! She was literally brought into this world by saying, "Run!" These bastards have spoiled everything, and now it says, "You are our only hope." There is so much that they have claimed in their duty in life So much has she seen and seen and gone through and lost and suffered and hurt. Suddenly these people turn around and say, "We do not accept you." But she is too far away. She has already killed so many people. I can not turn this ship. It is too much. One by one you can see how all these strings are cut. And there's just the last thread she's clinging to: there's this boy [Jon Snow]. And she thinks, "He loves me and I think that's enough." But is it enough? Is it? And it is only this hope and the desire that finally there is someone who accepts them for everything that they are, and … he does not .
In terms of losing Missandei, Clarke named it one of the most important moments. "There are a number of turning points for Daenerys in the season, but that's the biggest break, and I will not do anything after I've lost Missandai and seen the victim she wanted to bring for her, which breaks her completely Doing More To Make A Hard Decision. "
And New Yorker openly told them about Dany's earlier murders and how Jon Snow changed everything for her and ultimately her demise:
Every When faced with Daenerys, who had to do something quite cold, like a mass murder, it was always with the thought that she was moving in the direction of her destiny, she went too far to turn back now, and then she finally falls in love someone who is her age, someone who is adequate, who seems to love her back, who seems to be a good guy, the fact that she is his aunt is by the way, and then it almost seems like nice to be true. Even as she finally relaxes for the first time, she thinks: My God, I can have everything. I can have my love. I can have my career. I can have the prospect of a family. I can have everything … but no! I can not fucking.
She meets the dark side of it. She is not wanted. She is not quite loved there. And so she gives herself completely to Jon [Snow]and she gives him many, many opportunities to see with open eyes. And she asks him, "If you want to be with me, let me do that, I know that I can be a good leader, so let's do it together." Let's do it. "And he does not, and this disappointment is the last thing she breaks as a human, because all she knows is pain, sacrifice, and abuse, all she knows is people who turn her on, who betray her and she is all alone, and with all that, I think that it brings us to the moment when she is on top of the dragon and makes that choice.
You can see Clarke's complete New Yorker and Read Entertainment Weekly profiles here.