Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke offers some interesting intel about Daenerys' situation when the show's sixth season premieres April 24
Game of Thrones makes its long-awaited return to screens next month, with producers promising that Season 6 will be the "best yet". Expectations are correspondingly high for new episodes of arguably television's most popular show, with fans particularly impatient to know the fate of one of its most popular characters. We're of course talking about Daenerys Targaryen, who was last seen surrounded by a horde of Dothraki after escaping the Meereenese fighting pits with the help of Drogon. Actress Emilia Clarke recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the circumstances in which Dany finds herself when Season 6 debuts, as well as responding to accusations of 'sexism' when it comes to the show's female characters.
Producers recently confirmed that Season 6 will diverge from the latest installment in George R.R. Martin's saga, The Winds of Winter, but that doesn't mean that Dany'll get off lightly. Asked about where the character's headed this season, Clarke revealed: "...It feels like she’s learning the last lesson she needs to learn. She’s not being swayed by anyone. She knows what’s what. There’s just a few remnants of being a human being that she’s shaking off." Gulp. On her captors, however: "This is not the khalasar that she conquered. She knows all too well that getting on the wrong side of the Dothraki is not what you want to be doing. But on the same breath she’s kind of a Dothraki at heart because that’s where she learned her strength."
Well, if anyone's equal to mastering this admittedly tricky situation, it's the Mother of Dragons, with Clarke going on to deliver this unequivocal response to those who view Game of Thrones as feminism's worst nightmare: "...That’s what’s beautiful about Game of Thrones - its depiction of women in so many different stages of development. There are women depicted as sexual tools, women who have zero rights, women who are queens but only to a man, and then there are women who are literally unstoppable and as powerful as you can possibly imagine. So it pains me to hear people taking Thrones out of context with anti-feminist spin – because you can’t do that about this show. It shows the range that happens to women, and ultimately shows women are not only equal, but have a lot of strength." Do you agree with Clarke's assessment of Thrones' female storylines? And are you excited to see where Dany ends up this season? Let us know in the comments!