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What Has Emilia Clarke Been up to since the End of ‘Game of Thrones’?

Bettina Dizon
Jun 07, 2022
06:10 A.M.
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Emilia Clarke made a name on television for her role in "Game of Thrones." She starred in several other films and shows after and battled a life-threatening illness.


Emilia Clarke may return to the "Star Wars" universe after Jonathan Kasdan, "Solo: A Star Wars Story" writer, teased the potential storyline continuation, including her character, Qi'ra.

Fans wanted the story writers to expand on Qi'ra's story after she killed Paul Bettany's Vos to control the criminal empire, Crimson Dawn.

Lori Harvey during the Beautycon Festival Los Angeles 2019 at Los Angeles Convention Center on August 11, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images


"I think someday we're gonna see what happened and how Qi'ra advanced through the world and through the crime syndicates," Kasdan said.


Clarke became a familiar face on television after starring in the hit television series "Game of Thrones," bringing life to Daenerys Targaryen. Amidst training for her role, Clarke experienced pain in her brain, which she initially tried to ignore.

However, as the pain worsened, the actress sought professional help. After undergoing an M.R.I., doctors found that she had a brain aneurysm. She was only 24 at that time.


While getting treated, Clarke continued her career as an actress, a path she had wanted to pursue since she was three or four. Clarke said:

"When I went with my dad to theatres, I was entranced by backstage life [...] When I was three, my father took me to see a production of 'Show Boat.' [...] When the curtain came down, I stood on my seat and clapped wildly over my head."

Her dream turned into a reality as years went by. After starring in "Game of Thrones," she starred as Sarah Connor in "Terminator Genisys," Louisa Clark in "Before You," and Qi'ra in "Solo: A Star Wars Story."


She also had a role in the Disney+ series "Secret Invasion," making Clarke the fourth "Game of Thrones" actor to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage, and Richard Madden's appearances.

She also starred in the comic series "M.O.M.: Mother of Madness," which paid tribute to her role as Daenerys Targaryen, the Mother of Dragons.

Apart from her career, Clarke founded a charitable organization, SameYou, for people who have experienced strokes and brain injuries. "The scale of the problem is huge," she said. "And because the affectation of having a brain injury is an invisible ailment."



Emilia Clarke visits SiriusXM's Town Hall on May 21, 2018 in New York City. | Source: Getty Images

Just as fans are interested in Clarke's career, they also want to know if the actress is single. After starring in "G.O.T.," viewers hoped that the actress and her co-star, Jason Momoa, would become a real-life couple.


However, they did not. Momoa was then happily in a relationship with Lisa Bonet, with whom he shared two children.

On the other hand, Clarke was never open about her relationship but reportedly dated Seth MacFarlane in 2012. She was spotted holding hands with Cory Michael Smith two years later, sparking dating rumors. She also went on a date with Matt Smith.

In 2021, Clarke signed up for an application exclusive to the elites. According to an insider, dating has been difficult for the star amidst lockdown, but she tried to give it a chance by using the app. However, Clarke ended up deleting her profile.