Loyal fans of HBO’s hit Game of Thrones are eagerly awaiting for the upcoming new season of the popular series. One thing that fans are also looking forward to are spoilers and whether Jon Snow will return or not.
Fans can now heave a sigh of relief as Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has spilled the beans. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Emilia who plays the character of Daenerys Targaryen has revealed some details as to what we can expect from the upcoming season of the show.
The season ended with Daenerys being captured by the Dothraki clan after riding off into the wilderness with one of her dragons. From being a mere pawn in the first season, Daenerys has risen to the status of a queen. So, what can we expect more from her character in the upcoming season?
According to her, Daenerys is learning her lesson in the new season.
“This season it feels like she’s learning the last lesson she needs to learn. She’s not being swayed by anyone. She knows what’s-what. There’s just few remnants of being a human being that she’s shaking off,” she said.
This will also be the first time that she is reuniting with the Dothraki clan since season 2. She revealed that getting on the bad books of Dothraki will not be a smart thing to do. So perhaps we can expect that The Mother of Dragons will avoid getting into any fights with the clan in a big way. For the 29-year-old actress though, Daenerys is still a Dothraki at heart because “that’s where she learned her strength.”
Charges of sexism, depiction of graphic violence and nudity are some of the charges that are being constantly levied at the show. Emilia however, rubbishes the sexism charges and says that the show depicts women not only as equals but who also have a lot of strength.
“There’s so much controversy. Yet that’s what’s beautiful about Game of Thrones – it’s depiction of women in so many different stages of development,” she said.
“There are women depicted as sexual tools, women who have zero rights, women who are queens but only to a man, and then there are women who are literally unstoppable and as powerful as you can possibly imagine. So it pains me to hear people taking Thrones out of context with anti-feminist spin – because you can’t do that about this show. It shows the range that happens to women, and ultimately shows women are not only equal, but have a lot of strength.”
Apart from Clarke, Natalie Dormer who plays Margaery Tyrell in the show too spoke out against the sexism charges.
Meanwhile, a new teaser has been released on March 26 featuring Clarke, Maisie Williams and Peter Dinklage among others. The new season of Game of Thrones premieres on April 24.
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