Emilia Clarke saw the speeches of Hitler, other dictators to prepare for ‘Game of Thrones’ finale: report

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“Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke said she looked at pictures of Adolf Hitler, and other historical dictators to prepare for her epic speech as Daenerys Targaryen Sunday in the series finale.

Clarke ‘ s character, also known as the Mother of Dragons and about a half dozen other names, delivered a warlike speech in two fictional languages, Valyrian, and Other, which the actress had to learn in the course of the eighth season of the series.


“In giving all these speeches in fake languages, I watched a lot of videos of — now it seems funny — dictators and powerful leaders who speak a different language to see if I could understand what they were saying without knowledge of the language,” the 32-year-old told Variety in an interview Tuesday.

“And you can! You absolutely can understand what Hitler’s f—ing to say,” Clarke said. “This single focus orators speaking a foreign language. So I thought, ‘If I can believe that every word that I say, the audience does not need to look at the subtitles too much.”

Clark said that despite giving many talks about the 10 years she worked at the “Game of Thrones,” prepare for the final “almost killed” her.

“I knew that this was one of the most solid, integral moments for Daenerys as a character,” Clarke said, referring to Daenerys’ transformation into the Mad Queen.

The actress, who lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland, said she stayed up late every night for two months, rehearsing the speech of co-workers, to her refrigerator and even from her window, before finally performing in front of a green screen.

“And the morning of, I had no sleep whatsoever because I was up all night with tears in his eyes, thinking, ‘I can’t do this. I can’t get through without messing up my lines.’ Clarke said.


“Then the strangest thing happened — I walked on the set, do not require a rehearsal, and I got through the whole thing perfectly on the first go. The rest of the day was when Daenerys was just with me,” Clarke continued to admit that she was already forgotten by the speech the next day.

The “Game of Thrones” series finale a new all-time HBO ratings record after 13.6 viewers tuned into the first broadcast on Sunday night, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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