Emilia Clarke Recalls Struggle Preparing for Her Final Speech on Game of Thrones

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By Danielle Baranda | More Articles Writer and film enthusiast
December 04, 2019  09:58 AM


One of the most impressive things Daenerys Targaryen actress Emilia Clarke had to do during the earlier seasons of HBO’s critically acclaimed Game of Thrones was having to deliver entire paragraphs in the universe’s fictional Dothraki language. But in an exclusive from Entertainment Tonight, the actress reveals the difficulty that came with delivering her final monologue which she described as “hell.”

In ET’s first look at the Duty is the Death of Love featurette from the series’ Season 8 4K Blu-ray and DVD set, the actress opened up about how the speech ultimately came together with “magic.”

"I knew that speech was going to be really important, and I spent a huge amount of time learning it. And for the first time in my whole Game of Thrones career, I got that word perfect," the actress said of the scene where the Mother of Dragons addressed her army in its now controversial finale. "I'm being so brutally honest here -- I was in hell learning that speech. This pretend-language was literally eating me up. I couldn't do it."

If you may recall, it was during this speech when Kit Harrington’s Jon Snow realized what he had to do for the betterment of the realm, which ultimately led to Daenerys’ untimely and polarizing demise.

All seasons of Game of Thrones are now available on Digital HD, Blue-Ray, and DVD. It is also expected to have a spinoff titled House of the Dragon.

Related: Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke Says She was Pushed Into Doing Nudity ‘For the Fans’

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