Emilia Clarke hasn't watched 'House of the Dragon' and doesn't plan on it: 'It's too weird'

Emilia Clarke hasn't watched 'House of the Dragon' and doesn't plan on it: 'It's too weird'
Emilia Clarke, House of the Dragon
Emilia Clarke hasn't watched "House of the Dragon."Ollie Upton / HBO, Variety
  • "Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke hasn't watched the prequel series "House of the Dragon."

  • The series follows the ancestors of Clarke's "GoT" character, Daenerys Targaryen.

  • Speaking at the Sundance Film Festival, Clarke told Variety she can't because it's "too weird."

"Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke hasn't watched HBO's hit prequel series, "House of the Dragon," and she currently has no plans to tune into the show.

"It's too weird," Clarke said in a new interview with Variety at the Sundance Film Festival when asked if she's watched the Golden Globe-winning series.

"I'm so happy it's happening," Clarke quickly added, showing her support for former coshowrunner Miguel Sapochnik who directed some of the most critically acclaimed episodes of "Game of Thrones."

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Clarke famously played Daenerys Targaryen on the eight-season HBO series.

Of why she can't watch the prequel, Clarke continued: "I just can't do it. It's so weird. It's so weird. It's so strange. It's kind of like someone saying, 'You want to go to this school reunion that's not your year?' You want to go back to that school reunion?' That's kind of how it feels."

Emilia Clarke and Rosalie Craig at the Variety Sundance Studio, Presented by Audible on January 20, 2023 in Park City, Utah.
Emilia Clarke and Rosalie Craig at the Variety Sundance Studio, Presented by Audible on January 20, 2023 in Park City, Utah.Katie Jones/Variety via Getty Images

If any "GoT" actor was going to tune into the prequel series, Clarke would make sense.

Set 172 years before the events of "Game of Thrones," "House of the Dragon" follows the Targaryens' rule in Westeros and the family drama that led to their eventual downfall.

Clarke's "GoT" costar, Kit Harington previously told Insider he was planning to tune into the prequel series even if it may be a bit tough for him to watch the spin-off.

A second season of "House of the Dragon" is underway with a potential 2024 release. Sapochnik exited the series in August.

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