Here’s what the 32-year-old Game of Thrones actress shared with the mag:
On the negative response to the final episodes of Game of Thrones
On what playing Daenerys taught her about herself: “Oh my goodness, she taught me about lady balls. She taught me what it feels like to be in a room and be heard. She wielded such power, calmness and such poise. She had a fierce intensity and made some incredibly tough choices. In Season 3, she had to start busting some balls, and as a 25-year-old standing in front of 500 extras, 150 crew members, six cameras, a drone, dragons and fire, I had to bring it. I felt like if I can do that, then the red carpet doesn’t feel so scary to me at all. So there’s a certain kind of self-belief that rubs off on you as a person.”
On how she felt after Game Of Thrones finished filming: “It really was the greatest moment of my life, but there is an absolute freedom that Thrones has given me – a gift-wrapped present in a little bow saying, “You’re now financially secure enough to not have to panic, so what do you want to do?” That kind of freedom is wonderful. I could never see it during the time I was filming, because I was too close to it.”
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