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Game of Thrones showrunner on Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys: “She was our one true queen”




There are some roles that an actor is said to be born for. When you look at a story, you read about a character, you picture in your mind who would be perfect for that role. Game of Thrones was famous for its on-point casting, as it got every single character right down to the T. Actress Emilia Clarke was perfect as the Mother of Dragons, and Game of Thrones showrunner David Benioff agrees with that.


In a recent interview with The Guardian, Benioff explained over email why Clarke was the perfect casting choice for Daenerys. He said, “Many were good at the first scene. A few were good at the second. Only Emilia made both work. And she made them work far better than the words on the page. It was impossible to imagine anyone else in the role: she was our one true queen. And frankly, she just has that mysterious quality that makes an actor special, that makes you want to watch them. When you find someone who matches that star quality with serious acting chops… well, you hire them.”

Game of Thrones season 8 was highly controversial, and even if you loved it or hated it, you can’t deny the fact that Emilia Clarke’s performance as Daenerys was unmatched. Do you agree with David Benioff? Talk to us in the comments below!

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Sayantan is a keen follower of everything pop culture; from films, shows, anime to video games and latest memes. He started writing professionally for Wiki of Thrones during the 2021 lockdown, and has been developing his writing and editing skills ever since. Sayantan has since worked for several reputed firms, such as Collider and FandomWire, gathering experience and nods from some of the best in the industry. With a growing repertoire amassing renowned websites, Sayantan is your go to guy for all things Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon. When he is not hunting for headlines and theories, you can find him engrossed in fantasy shows, conspiracy theories and video games.

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