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It was the darkest period of her life, but she pulled through it with guts and panache worthy of the Mother of Dragons. Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke is finally opening up about the life-threatening brain aneurysms she suffered. On Monday she shared some never-before-seen photos from the time of her surgeries during an interview with CBS, and they are simply heartbreaking.

Emilia Clarke Reveals Never-Before-Seen Photos From Her Brain Surgery

In a piece written for The New York Times this March, Emilia revealed for the first time that she had suffered two brain aneurysms during the filming of Game of Thrones, and had to undergo multiple surgeries. In the CBS Morning Show, she goes into some more details about her condition.

The first aneurysm happened right after wrapping up Season 1, but Emilia was back after a small surgery. But one blood vessel remained swollen and went bust during a routine health procedure right after season 3 filming. This one almost killed her.

“So, with the second one, there was a bit of my brain that actually died. If a part of your brain doesn’t get blood to it for a minute, it will just no longer work. It’s like you short circuit. So, I had that.”

In her line of work, the implications of permanent cognitive damage are grave indeed, for most of it depends on her ability to remember lines. The recovery took forever, there was great uncertainty, and Emilia found it extremely hard to stay optimistic. This is evident from the photos, which are so very different from the chirpy, happy soul she comes through as.

Emilia Clarke Reveals Never-Before-Seen Photos From Her Brain Surgery

But Emilia had an ally in her dark times – the Dragon Queen herself. Playing a character as resilient and powerful as Daenerys Targaryen helped Emilia find her foot, and her confidence in those troubled times.

“Then you go on set and you play a badass and you walk through fire, and that became the thing that just saved me from considering my own mortality.”

Now fully recovered, Emilia has founded a charity called SameYou aimed at rehabilitating people with brain injuries and stroke. The need to raise awareness about brain injuries is what prompted Emilia to share her story and now these photographs from the recovery process with the world.

She has not only survived what is surely the stuff of nightmare, but is working to make it easier for other sufferers as well. Now that is truly heroic!






Writer, translator, and high fantasy nerd based in Kolkata, India. Would dearly love to own a pet dragon some day, but the black market isn't really helping.

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Game of Thrones had one of the most intense filming processes ever, to a degree where each episode was shot like a film. To add to that, many of the stars of the show started their careers with the show and were at it for a whole decade. So it’s obvious that the end of the show was a bit of a shake-up for these stars. One of such stars was Kit Harington, who played Jon Snow. He had checked himself into rehab after the end of the show. He has now been spotted in London after finishing up his time in rehab. Read on!

We had recently reported that Kit Harington, who played Jon Snow had checked into a ‘luxury rehab’ in Connecticut to deal with stress and alcoholism. It was actually more of a “wellness retreat” rather than a typical rehab, as his reps had explained. It looks like Kit is out of rehab now, and looking good, as he was spotted in London recently, reports PopSugar. Take a look:

Kit Harington spotted in London after checking out of rehab

That’s all we have seen of him. Kit is yet to do any post-rehab interviews or talk about his recovery, but we expect him to be fully back on track. We can’t wait to see the role he takes up next. What about you? Talk to us in the comments, down below!

 






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Game of Thrones fans raise more than $55000 for Kit Harington’s charity, Mencap

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Game of Thrones fans might have hated the final season of the show, but they aren’t holding off their love for the stars of the show. Only recently, we had reported that fans of the show from Reddit had helped raise over $30,000 for Emilia Clarke’s charity, a figure that has hit $137,000 by now. Looks like the fans didn’t stop there. They have now raised over $55,000 for Kit Harington’s charity, Mencap. Read on!

The campaign was started by Redditor u/AlpineJ0e, and is hosted on JustGiving.com. It’s dedicated to Mencap, a charity Kit Harington has supported for years, which works for equal rights and opportunities for people with learning disabilities.

JustGiving fundraiser for Kit Harington’s charity Mencap from freefolk

Watch Kit Harington explain the purpose of Mencap in the video below:

At the time of writing this article, the campaign has collected over $55,682 (£43,686) for Mencap, and is still going strong. Mencap themselves responded to the effort on Twitter, and even sent a letter to the campaign creator, along with a signed photo of Kit:

If you want to donate, the campaign is still open and can be found here. Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Maisie Williams’ X-Men movie “The New Mutants” gets its release date delayed again

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Maisie Williams' X-Men movie "The New Mutants" gets its release date delayed again

Game of Thrones might be over, but the careers of its stars are far from it. The stars have moved on with other big projects already. Notably, the Stark sisters, i.e, Sophie Turner (Sansa) and Maisie Williams (Arya) both landed roles in the X-Men Universe. Sophie’s film, Dark Phoenix, recently released in theatres, but Maisie’s The New Mutants has been delayed, for the third time now. Read on!

Now, some of you might be aware that Disney bought Fox out, bringing the rights to the X-Men films back into the family. This means that the fate of ongoing projects hangs in the balance, and The New Mutants is one of them. The movie, which stars Maisie Williams, was initially set to release on April 13, 2018, which was then pushed to February 22, 2019, and once more to August 2, 2019. A new press release by Disney reveals the film has been pushed one more time, to April 3, 2020.

The New Mutants producer Simon Kinberg told Digital Spy the reason behind the latest rescheduling:

“What’s happening is we’re gonna do reshoots this year on that film and it has a new release date from Disney. That’s really it.

Part of it was figuring out what the reshoots were gonna be, the pick-ups, and the other part of it was getting that cast back together.”

Well, let’s just hope that it’s good when it does get released. Disney is surely bound to pick up feedback from Dark Phoenix, which bombed at the box office, with the worst reception for an X-Men movie, ever.

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