She made headlines when she decided to dye her hair color, going from her natural brunette locks to as blonde as her Game Of Thrones character, Daenerys Targaryen.
Fans went wild when Emilia Clarke fully embraced her inner Daenerys — but the actress confesses that she actually thinks it was “frigging stupid.”
Gracing the cover of Vanity Fair’s Summer 2018 issue, Emilia candidly dished on that hair decision:
“I did this, which was frigging stupid. I got to a point where I said I just want to look in the mirror and see something different. So I was just like, ‘F-ck it, it’s the last season. I’m going to dye my hair blond.'”
She immediately felt remorse and stocked up on baseball caps (she bought nine!), “but they don’t go with your outfit, so I don’t wear them.”
Emilia adorably added that fans still don’t usually notice or recognize her when she’s goofing around with friends, but that “sometimes, if I’m in a really bad mood, people are like, ‘Khaleesi!”
The Solo: A Star Wars Story actress talked about her experience working on the much buzzed about movie — and how it was working with the film’s first directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller:
“I’m not gonna lie, I struggled with Qi’ra (her character) quite a lot. I was like: ‘Y’all need to stop telling me that she’s ‘film noir,’ because that ain’t a note.’
Of the many struggles that plagued the making of the film, she said:
“When it comes to that amount of money, you’re almost waiting for that to happen. Money f-cks us all up, doesn’t it? There-s so much pressure. Han Solo is a really beloved character. This is a really important movie for the franchise as a whole. It’s a shit ton of money. A shit ton of people. A shit ton of expectations.”
Emilia was also refreshingly honest about the studio’s decision to bring Ron Howard in to direct:
“All hail to [Lucasfilm president] Kathy [Kennedy] for hiring Ron. I know for a fact he had that discussion with everybody. I think we all came to set feeling like his favorite. It makes for a really happy load of actors, with our egos.
And she was refreshingly honest about her hopes for the film:
“I just really hope that people have a good time, that it’s good, and, you know, selfishly, that I’m not s–t and that people don’t write reviews going, ‘Oh my God, that’s, like, the worst acting I’ve ever seen in my life. Wow. How did they give her the part?’”