I have this intense dislike towards people who call Daenerys
weak and say she’s nothing without her dragons.
She has been living in exile literally before she even came
out of the mother’s womb. As a child, she had no parents; she never felt what
it was like to have and be loved by a mother and a father. She had no permanent
home; she was often forced out onto the streets and beg for shelter and food.
She had no childhood. She grew up with an abusive brother who sold her in
exchange for armies. She has been constantly raped. Her unborn baby died. She was betrayed by people she trusted. So many people doubted her. But she overcame all of those. She never
lost faith in herself, she never lost the courage and she never backed down fighting
for what she thinks is right. That my friends, is not weakness. Having faith in
yourself when everyone else doubts you is bravery. Choosing to get back up no
matter how many times life knocks you down is strength. Despite the cruelty
life has shown Daenerys, she is still a very compassionate human; she freed
slaves and gave them the justice they deserve. Daenerys is anything but WEAK.
She is an embodiment of FEMALE POWER.
“People always want to know about [stars’ love lives]. They watch them in a role and then remember seeing them on the front of a magazine,” says Clarke. “But you work so hard for a role, you don’t want anything to interrupt the suspension of disbelief when an audience is watching you.”
He is close to Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys, though owing to the series’ vast geography, the two did not film together until season seven. “But we were very good friends by the time we got to the sex scene,” Harington laughs and squirms. “Which is really weird. Usually, you’d turn up and you’d know the actor, but you’re not best mates. The main thing was trying not to laugh. It was like, OK, if we laugh, we’ll never get this scene done, so we’ve got to do minimal takes, then we can crack up about it afterwards.”