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When I was in my teens, I thought, ‘Would I like to try and work hard at being an actor, or do I want to work hard at doing something musical?’ Acting won out, but I do really enjoy those moments where I get to just belt something out.

Emilia Clarke for Marie Claire (May 2014)

Emilia Clarke for Marie Claire (May 2014)

Emilia Clarke for InStyle UK (April 2014)

“The aftermath was the thing that was harder to deal with. Going in to do my first press junket, that’s a hell of a lot scarier than being naked up on TV!” – on the one thing that’s scarier than nudity 

So your role as a mother of these dragons is really being challenged this year? Yes, exactly.

"My father always says, ‘Never trust anyone who has a TV bigger than their bookshelf.’ So I make sure I read. Back at home, I just put up a massive bookcase and asked everyone I know and love to help me fill it with their favorite books. It’s been quite nice because I’ve learned a lot about my friends and family from what they’ve been giving me. A book says a lot about a person." — Emilia Clarke for InStyle UK (April 2014)

Emilia Clarke for Glamour France (April 2014)