Emilia Clarke was so worried Beyoncé would hate her after penultimate Game of Thrones episode

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From Cosmopolitan

*Spoilers

  • Emilia Clarke has revealed the hardest person to keep the ending of Game of Thrones secret from was Beyoncé, because she desperately didn't want the singer to hate her.
  • Following ~that~ season eight finale, the actress has opened up about the fate of Daenerys Targaryen, and how she felt about her character unleashing all hell on King's Landing in the penultimate episode.

Well. Last night's Game of Thrones came to quite the conclusion, didn't it? While many fans are picking plot holes in the final episode, the cast are breathing a sigh of relief, now that they can FINALLY talk about season eight.

For Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen, details of the penultimate episode were the hardest to keep schtum about. In it, her character had just lost two of her dragons, and learned how to use her remaining remaining one to catastrophic results. That is to say, she burned down the entirety of the city she hoped to one day rule.

And while many were impressed by her power, one person Emilia was desperately hoping wouldn't hate her for imposing death on the masses was Beyoncé.

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In a new interview with The New Yorker, Emilia recounted her run in with Queen Bey at an Oscars afterparty in February 2019 she threw with husband Jay-Z, in which they were both equally in awe of each other.

"I see this vision, this angel, this incredible woman float towards me," Emilia recalled of seeing Beyoncé at her own party. "I can’t quite control myself. And Beyoncé says to me, ‘Oh, my goodness, it’s so wonderful to meet you. I think you’re brilliant.’ I just couldn’t handle it! I was on the verge of tears. I could see myself reflected in her eyes. I could see her go, ‘Oh, no. I misjudged this. This girl is crazy and I’m not going to have a real conversation with another celebrity. I’m having a conversation with a crazed fan who’s looking at me like a rabbit in the headlights.’ Which is exactly what I was. I said, ‘I’ve seen you live in concert and I think you’re amazing and wonderful! Wonderful!’"

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Emilia then recalled how she desperately wanted Beyoncé to still like her after seeing the ending of Game of Thrones. "And all I wanted to scream was ‘Please, please still like me even though my character turns into a mass-killing dictator! Please still think that I’m representing women in a really fabulous way.’ I was just, like, Oh, my God, my absolute idol in life is saying that she likes me, and I know for a fact that by the end of this season she’s going to hate me."

This. Is. Amazing. Anything to add, Beyoncé? We're desperate to know your thoughts and feelings on Daenerys now.

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