Emilia Clarke Shared Her Struggles With Brain Aneurysms: Revealed to Had Fear of Being Fired From Game of Thrones


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Emilia Clarke who is notable for playing Daenerys Targaryen aka The Mother of Dragons in the popular HBO series Game of Thrones shared her struggles of dealing with Brain Aneurysms which even made her fear of losing the breakthrough role. In an interview with Big Issue, published June 10 the actress unveiled a lot of facts. Let’s delve into the details of her interview. 

Emilia Clarke thought she would get fired from Game of Thrones

The 37-year-old told the outlet, “When you have a brain injury, because it alters your sense of self on such a dramatic level, all of the insecurities you have going into the workplace quadruple overnight. The first fear we all had was: ‘Oh my God, am I going to get fired? Am I going to get fired because they think I’m not capable of completing the job?’”

Moreover, the actress revealed her condition led to a stroke and subarachnoid hemorrhage which occurred between filming season one and season two of the show. Despite the health struggles she was determined to return and she was back on set within weeks. As she explains, “Well, if I’m going to die, I better die on live TV.”

The Me Before You alum also noted how this chronic condition kept her role throughout her medical emergencies and even made her fear losing the ability to act.

“Having a chronic condition that diminishes your confidence in this one thing you feel is your reason to live is so debilitating and so lonely,” the actress continued. “One of the biggest things I felt with a brain injury was profoundly alone. That is what we’re trying to overcome.”

However, the Emmy nominee seems to have a positive mindset as she puts in, “It has given me a superpower.”

Earlier in an interview with The New Yorker she recalled the initial moments of her treatment. She said, “I felt like a shell of myself. So much so that I now have a hard time remembering those dark days in much detail. My mind has blocked them out. But I do remember being convinced that I wasn’t going to live.”

However, she is happy to witness the climax of the fantasy series. “I’m so happy to be here to see the end of this story,” she noted. “And the beginning of whatever comes next.”

Also Read: House of the Dragon: Emma D’Arcy and Matt Smith Shares What We Can Expect From Daemon and Rhaenyra’s Relationship in Season 2 

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