Emilia Clarke is an inspiration to young women everywhere.
But there’s one teen she wishes she could reach out to… a younger version of herself! Back in October, the Game Of Thrones star filmed a message to her 18-year-old self, and Teen Vogue only recently released the moving message!
The gorgeous gal decided to gift teenage Emilia with words of wisdom about all sorts stressful struggles, like crumbling relationships and chasing dreams.
But the English actress also wanted to address her lack of confidence in her physical appearance, and spread a statement about body positivity and curve confidence, saying:
“18-year old Emilia, I’m going to quote this Sunscreen song at you, I know you know it. You are not as fat as you think you are.”
That’s so touching! The 29-year-old continued to explain to her younger self why all body types are beautiful, adding:
“There are some women who look some way, and there are other women who look another way. Like a whole other way. And the way that the other women look, people love. Because they look like women.”
The lovely lady also offered up advice about pursuing her passion, even though it’s been a difficult journey and the acting endeavor hadn’t quite taken off at that point:
“There are going to be times when someone says, that dream that you’ve had, your entire life, the moment that someone says that’s impossible, it is. I know you didn’t get into drama school this time around, but, you will. You have the strength to overcome it.”
She also prepped Young Emilia for the powerful pain of heartbreak and breakups:
“You’re going to feel some serious heartbreak. You’re going to feel some proper things, and the reason why it’s going to hurt so much it’s because, that heartbreak is going to make you doubt yourself. You put yourself out on a plate, and you bare everything, and someone says that they don’t really like that, so that makes you feel like you’re not worth it.”
And the celeb explained that relationships gone wrong don’t determine your self-worth:
“But you are, and there are lots of people who are going to tell you that you’re worth it. The people in your life when all the lights are off, the real people you really love, just hug them like everyday.”
Finally, her last little nugget of inspiring information is spoken like a true GOT star:
“Little Emilia, I’m just going to say that it’s autumn right now, but winter is coming.”
Well said, Emilia. Well said.
[Image via Teen Vogue.]