Emila Clarke aka 'the Mother of Dragons' is a brilliant actress but sometimes, actors draw inspiration from their real-life journey to ensure the strong portrayal of their on-screen character. Emilia Clarke, turns out, is a true warrior in real-life as well.
The 'GOT' actress recently opened up about her insane struggle fighting two life-threatening brain surgeries right after the first season closed back in 2011.
Speaking about how it began and what actually happened, she explained in detail, “It was in 2011 after the filming of the first season of GoT. The publication quoted Emilia saying, “At some level, I knew what was happening: my brain was damaged. For a few moments, I tried to will away the pain and nausea.” She was only 24 then and was desperate to give up on life. "In my worst moments, I wanted to pull the plug. I asked the medical staff to let me die.”View this post on Instagram
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As an actor, everything changed for her and life felt like a big question mark after her first major surgery. “I'd never experienced fear like that — a sense of doom closing in. I could see my life ahead, and it wasn't worth living. I am an actor; I need to remember my lines. Now I couldn't recall my name. For a few moments, I tried to will away the pain and the nausea. I said to myself, “I will not be paralyzed.” I moved my fingers and toes to make sure that was true. To keep my memory alive, I tried to recall, among other things, some lines from Game of Thrones.”View this post on Instagram
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The struggle continued when she had to undergo another surgery and her struggle resumed. “I emerged from the operation with a drain coming out of my head. Bits of my skull had been replaced by titanium. These days, you can't see the scar that curves from my scalp to my ear, but I didn't know at first that it wouldn't be visible. And there was, above all, the constant worry about cognitive or sensory losses. Would it be concentration? Memory? Peripheral vision? Now I tell people that what it robbed me of is good taste in men. But, of course, none of this seemed remotely funny at the time.”
Who knew that a human, who takes up the task of entertaining people with her job, is undergoing and enduring so much pain in her life off-camera. This story proves that Emilia is a real-life warrior, a true 'Khaleesi' in the real sense!