Emilia Clarke talks all things “Game of Thrones” in a new interview with Allure.
The actress, who plays Daenerys Targaryen in the hit show, reveals she thinks “GoT” is so huge because people use it as a form of escapism when things get tough.
She tells the mag, “I think it caught Western society at exactly the right moment. I don’t know about you, but when I watch something, it’s escapism.”
“I’m feeling crappy; I’m just sad, moody, depressed, upset, angry, whatever it is. I know that distraction is what makes me get better. Distraction is what really, really helps me.”
“I’m sure that’s not what a therapist would advise.”
Clarke adds of why fans are so obsessed with the series, “The show is sensationalist in a way. It’s the reason why people pick up gossip magazines. They want to know what happens next… You’ve got a society that is far removed enough from ours but also circulates around power. How that corrupts people and how we want it, and how we don’t want it.”
The British star goes on to talk about trying to avoid any attention when she leaves the house, insisting she’s “determined to lead a normal life.”
She shares, “I move like a shark when I’m in public. Head down. I think I’ve got quite bad posture because of it, because I’m determined to lead a normal life.”
“So I just move too quickly for anyone to register if it’s me or not. And I don’t walk around with six security men and big sunglasses and a bizarre coat. I really try to meld in.”