The previous season of Game of Thrones concluded with Daenerys Targaryen and her supporters crossing the sea to Westeros, where the Mother of Dragons will finally make her move for the Iron Throne. Of course, while the Khaleesi appears to be in a powerful position as the new season begins, there will be a number of challenges and enemies for Daenerys to overcome in her quest to reclaim her birthright. In an interview with the Belfast Telegraph, series star Emilia Clarke discussed Daenerys’ plan moving forward and what lengths she may go to in order to win back the Iron Throne.
Clarke commented on Daenerys’ prospects and shared her hopes for the character’s future:
“Right now, I’m sort of feeling – with her – optimistic. She’ll probably need some help, though. I’ll definitely be disappointed if she doesn’t make it. I think that there was always that idea that she would know where she was going to, but the reality is frightening. I mean, I always believed that Dany had the highest of hopes for what kind of impact she could leave on this world.”
Clarke discussed how the female characters are gradually gaining power on the series and hinted that Daenerys could slip into the ruthless ways of her late father and brother.
“Suddenly like, it’s a woman’s world. That’s nice; that’s good. Dany is exploring every avenue that her kind of bloodline has been to. People have an idea of what her father was and everyone has vague idea what her brother was. She knows what those things are but it could be very easy for her to do something very rash.”
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Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Liam Cunningham, Carice van Houten, Rory McCann, Maisie Williams, Conleth Hill, Alfie Allen, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, Kristofer Hivju, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Jerome Flynn, Iain Glen, and Hannah Murray.
Game of Thrones season seven premieres on HBO on July 16, 2017.
Source: Belfast Telegraph