Actress Emilia Clarke, who was well known for giving life to Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, revealed during an interview that she had a serious illness and almost died during the first season of the series.
“When my childhood dreams came true, I almost lost my mind and my life. I never told this story publicly, but now is the time. “
Clarke said he had severe headaches and when he had an exam he found that he had brain aneurysms. She underwent emergency surgery and then something frightening came.
“My full name is Emilia Isobel Euphemia Rose Clarke. But, I couldn’t remember that. Instead, meaningless words came out of my mouth and I was in a panic… I’m an actress, I need to remember my lines. I couldn’t remember my name. “
This happened in the hiatus from the first to the second season, so on the return of the second season she discovered a new and even more aggressive aneurysm. And the surgery had to be even more invasive.
“The recovery was even worse than the first. I looked at myself and saw how tough I was in a war more horrific than any of the ones Daenerys witnessed. “, He added.
The series shows Westeros’ most powerful families vying for the Iron Throne, while winter progresses north and with it the dangerous White Wanderers and their army of the living dead. The series is inspired by George RR Martin’s book saga called The Chronicles of Ice and Fire.
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By Milena Costa