Emilia Clarke speaks about what filming was like for her after she was put up with a haemorrhage in her brain. The 33-year-old actress spoke to James Hibberd for his Game of Thrones book titled ‘Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon’ about what she was going through at that time.
Recalling the times she was filming for Game Of Thrones, the actress admitted “It was crazy intense.” Emilia adds, “We are in the desert in a quarry in like 90-degree heat, and I had the consistent fear that I was going to have another brain haemorrhage.” The actress opened up on how she spent most of her time thinking she’ll die, she said “spent a lot of time just being like: ‘Am I gonna die? Is that gonna happen on set? Because that would be really inconvenient.’ And with any kind of brain injury, it leaves you with fatigue that’s indescribable. I was trying so hard to keep it under wraps.”
Emilia was treated with an air-conditioned car to, from and during filming to ease down her condition. “They didn’t want to work me too hard. I was like: ‘Don’t think I’m a failure; don’t think I can’t do the job that I’ve been hired to do. Please don’t think I’m going to f*** up at any moment. I had the Willy Wonka golden ticket. I wasn’t about to hand that in.” she said.
For the unversed, Emilia revealed about her condition in March last year, disclosing it to her fans that she had survived a SAH, a subarachnoid haemorrhage which is a life-threatening type of stroke, before opening up about the surgery that saved her.