Emilia Clarke covers Harper's Bazaar // December 2017

Dolce & Gabbana dress / Eric Javits headpiece
Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen in the epic TV-series "Game of Thrones", is on the cover of December's Harper's Bazaar

*I am sharing some lovely photos and bits of her interview to Kaleem Aftab

About her Indian grandmother: “She would wear makeup to make her skin look white.” Granny passed away when Clarke was 16, and the teenager took off for India with her boyfriend to scatter the ashes. “She loved India more than she loved England,” Clarke says. “F*ck, yeah. I love that part of me—I’m like one-eighth Indian.”

About Italians: “People in Italy let you know how they feel,” she says. “I like that I don’t need to guess. There’s something so addictive about their personalities.”

About not believing "Prince Charming": “You’d love to, though, right?” she asks. “You’d love to believe there is just one.”

About dating: “I think in the early days I second-guessed everyone,” she says. “I mean, I do that in life anyway, but especially with fame and becoming successful, and strangers knowing you more than your circle of friends, I would worry about what people thought of me. Then you get to a point where you’re like, ‘You know what? I’m okay.’ ”

Valentino gown / Gianvito Rossi sandals / Gucci umbrella

About not having the "right look": ... it pushed me into another casting type; forced me to be an actor. Instead of playing Juliet and doing the light, airy stuff, I would be the granny who cracks wise, or a down-and-out hooker who has seen better days.”

About sex and nudity on screen: “I’m starting to get really annoyed about this stuff now because people say, ‘Oh, yeah, all the porn sites went down when Game of Thrones came back on.’ I’m like, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale?’ I f*cking love that show, and I cried when it ended because I couldn’t handle not seeing it. That is all sex and nudity. There are so many shows centered around this very true fact that people reproduce,” she adds. “People f*ck for pleasure—it’s part of life.”

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Photos and Interview quotes via Harper's Bazaar