If you watch Game of Thrones, you know that the Khaleesi is instantly recognizable on the screen — because of her almost-so-blonde-it's-white hair!
Now, imagine what it's like to be known for that hair… but actually be a brunette! It doesn't change how talented or beautiful you are, and still, you get passed up during HBO events because they won't let you wear the wig out! That's what it's like to be the amazeballs Emilia Clarke!!
Here's what she has to say about it:
"It takes a die-hard fan to actually spot me. These HBO events, where I'll be talking to someone for a fair amount of time, and then suddenly they're like, Oh s**t! That's what you do! — they think I'm some crazy Brit who snuck her way into a Hollywood party."
She even begged the producers to let her wear the wig out on the town:
"They insist there's no way. They won't let me go partying with it on! I would be killed on the spot. It's silly to say, but when I take the wig off at the end of the day, I'm rather disappointed when I look in the mirror."
Never! If the pics of you posing for GQ (above) are any indication as to what you see in the mirror, we would hope that you aren't disappointed in the slightest!! Gurl, you're on FIYAH!
All the confusion over her hair color DOES come with a perk, though, even if it hasn't materialized yet:
"I'd give my right arm to be, like, a random extra on Girls, just to walk past one of the scenarios. I'd love that more than anything. Or, like, a meth head on Breaking Bad. It'd be like Where's Wally?! Only, again, without the wig, they wouldn't recognize me." We totally would pay money to see that."
We can only assume she means Where's Waldo, and that when published in the UK (where it originated), it had the weirder-to-us sounding title of Where's Wally! We have no idea why they changed it! We could've handled 'Wally' instead of 'Waldo'! LOLz!
Our main point here is that she needs to be given loads of credit, even though people don't recognize her without the GoT hair! She too fab not to!
Oh, and FYI — we'd kill to see her on Breaking Bad!!
[Image via GQ.]
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