Emilia Clarke reveals she watched Hitler videos to prepare for her Game of Thrones finale speech
Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke revealed that she was a nervous wreck ahead of shooting the scene and spent innumerable hours practicing her lines.
In the early minutes of the HBO series’ final episode, Daenerys addresses an assembled horde of her Unsullied and Dothraki warriors in the fictitious High Valerian and Dothraki languages.
“In giving all these speeches in fake languages, I watched a lot of videos of — now it seems funny — dictators and powerful leaders speaking a different language to see if I could understand what they were saying without knowing the language. And you can! You absolutely can understand what Hitler’s f***ing saying, these single-focus orators speaking a foreign language,” Clarke told Variety.
The actor, who lives in Northern Ireland, said she was a nervous wreck ahead of shooting the scene and spent innumerable hours practising her lines. “This speech meant so much to me. I was so worried that I was going to f*** it up. I stayed up so late every night for like two months. I said it to my cooker, I said it to my fridge.
“I said it to all of Belfast out my window! Well, the window was closed because I didn’t want people to think I was actually barking mad,” she said.
The final season of HBO series has been heavily criticised by fans of the hit show. However, the show’s lead actors Kit Harington and Sophie Turner defended it and said it was “disrespectful” to assume that people behind the show did not give their best.
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