Emilia Clarke Feared She Lost Her Acting Ability After Brain Aneurysms

Tanya Cunningham
April 6, 2019

The 32-year-old actress revealed last month she had suffered two life-threatening brain aneurysms after filming wrapped on the first season of Game of Thrones - on which she plays Daenerys Targaryen - and has now said she nearly decided not to tell her story because she was too frightened, but pushed forward because she wanted to help others.

But no worries to fans of Joe and Sophie (spoilers of Game of Thrones ahead!) - just like Sophie's character Sansa Stark no longer has anything romantic going on with King Joffrey, the two were definitely joking around and are just friends.

During the Game of Thrones New York City premiere, Sophie Turner revealed to Entertainment Tonight that Williams will not only attend her wedding to Jonas, but she'll be her maid of honor! Emilia Clarke couldn't keep the ending a total secret either. Make sure to subscribe now and never miss an episode! "It should have been raining, it was that kind of a moment", she explained.

She also reflected on suffering from aphasia - which impairs language and the ability to speak, read or write - after a second, more painful surgery where doctors had to cut open her skull.

And her blue tulle dress contained a hidden message.

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OK, so I don't know what's happening, but I love everything about this. My job - my entire dream of what my life would be - centered on language, on communication.

Since then, Clarke has helped develop a charity that aims to provide treatment for people recovering from brain injuries and stroke.

Despite what she's been through, Clarke remains positive and grateful that she received great care and medical attention when she needed it.

There was also Daenarys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) hobnobbing with her former Dothraki husband Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa).

The final season of Game of Thrones might be a bloodbath (at least if my dreams are correct), but in the real world, things are much happier.


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