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10 Reasons To Love Emilia Clarke

The charming 26 year old British actress had her breakout in HBO's Game of Thrones back in 2011 as warrior queen Daenerys Targaryen. She's been screaming about her dragons (and looking good while doing it) ever since.

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1. She can be currently seen on Broadway playing the lead in the stage adaptation of Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Richard Greenberg’s stage adaptation stars Emilia as the young and beautiful socialite Holly Golightly, a cultural icon who spends her time with rich men who lavish her with attention and gifts. If you get a chance, go snag some tickets to see the show - Emilia usually signs autographs and meets fans afterwards.

2. She's a Khaleesi.

Emilia's breakout role right out of drama school was in HBO's 'Game of Thrones'. Her character is the last remaining member of an ancient dynasty who we first see exiled on another continent. Throughout the first season we see her transform from a timid girl with no self esteem into a powerful Khaleesi (a term that translates into 'queen' in the Dothraki language) who begins her journey to re-take the throne which once belonged to her family and mothers three dragons along the way. Sound weird? It's not. It's absolutely awesome. If you're not watching Game of Thrones already, you should be - even if only for her.

3. She loves that her character's feminine side is expressed not with sexuality but with inner stength.


"One of the many things I love about Daenerys from Game of Thrones is she's given me an opportunity to fly the flag for young girls and women, to be more than just somebody's wife and somebody's girlfriend," Emilia said in an interview with the LA Times. It wouldn't be much of a stretch to assume she's a feminist, right? Can we add this to the list, pretty please?

4. Her eyebrows.


"My mom had rules when I was growing up: Don't do drugs, don't have sex, and don't touch your eyebrows. So I got bullied as a kid for having ridiculous eyebrows. She said, 'You'll be thankful when you're older,' and I am. My mom used to tell me to brush them with Vaseline when I went to bed."

5. She is single & no longer dating Seth Macfarlane.


Yeah, that was a pairing that happened. Fortunately, the fling didn't last more than six months (as if any of us wanted it to even last that long). What matters is that it's all over now and we can hope Emilia snapped out of it and realized her worth as a real life Khaleesi - besides, could any of us be tricked into thinking Macfarlane actually cares about anybody but himself?

7. In addition to being a Mother of Dragons, she can also add Mother of Cats to her resume.


Vito Vincent is the feline actor who plays the pivotal role of Cat in the current production of Breakfast at Tiffany's - and apparently he has been a huge hit with the cast and the press.

Also, this is a Buzzfeed list - there's gotta be a cat thrown in here somewhere.

8. She is emotionally invested in her wig.


Many who watch Game of Thrones may not realize that Emilia is actually a brunette in real life - but it seems that she prefers her character's golden locks. “I keep asking to go out with the wig at night, but they insist there’s no way. They won’t let me go partying with it on! I would be killed on the spot,” she said. “It’s silly to say, but when I take the wig off at the end of the day, I’m rather disappointed when I look in the mirror.”

10. She is the most badass mom on TV.

How many other TV moms do you know who look this good after emerging from a burning pyre and giving birth (to dragons)? Probably none. Here's to many more seasons of seeing Emilia on our screens.

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