As Daenerys Targaryen, mother of dragons, Emilia Clarke is one of the hottest women on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” But she’s hotter than hot in an alluring photo spread in the new Marie Claire.
The English actress appears with Lupita Nyong’o and Kate Mara on separate covers to celebrate “Hollywood’s New Leading Ladies.”
She also shares the honor with Elizabeth Olsen and Elle Fanning. The magazine proclaims that these girls are on fire, but for Clarke it could mean that literally.
Her character possesses three dragons that she hopes to use to reclaim the throne of Westeros that was taken from her family in a revolt led by Robert Baratheon. And, yes, they breathe fire.
Off-screen, Clarke, 26, is also like an earth goddess who hopes to procreate prolifically.
“Personally, I’d like as many children as I can pop out, I reckon,” she tells the magazine. “You come from a happy family; you want to create a happy family.”
But she also has career ambitions to nurture as well. “I’d like to be on stage at England’s National Theatre, doing Miller and Chekhov. Give me a Sam Mendes/Tennessee Williams combination – that would be glorious,” she says. “And to be making some Oscar-worthy movies with Scorsese.”
“I’m always looking for the hard road. That way, you remain interested and interesting. Hopefully.”
Check out her photos, it’s hard not to find her interesting… and alluring.