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Today, Emilia Clarke is fondly remembered for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in the series game of Thrones. While we all immediately recognized her talent, there was one person who doubted her value as an actress due to her health problems that she suffered during the filming of the HBO series, Emilia Clarke herself, who thought she was going to be fired for suffering two aneurysm attacks.

During the filming of the second and third seasons, Clarke suffered two aneurysm attacks that put her health at risk. While we currently know this didn’t get in the way of her role as Daenerys Targaryen, At the time, the actress thought that HBO was going to fire her. This is what he commented in an interview with Big Issue about it:

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“When you have a brain injury, it alters your sense of being on a very dramatic level. All the insecurities I had about my job quadrupled overnight.

The first option I had was: are they going to fire me because they don’t think I’m capable of finishing the job?”

This situation was so serious for her that she even thought it would be better to just die. Fortunately, neither of these two scenarios came true, and The actress had the opportunity to play Daenerys Targaryen for eight long seasons, marking an entire generation of viewers. On related topics, a third season has been confirmed for House of the Dragon.

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Author’s Note:

This is a sad story, not only because of Clarke’s perception, but because of the way one can think when getting sick. The actress’s life was at risk, but what worried her most was being fired due to illness.

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Via: IndieWire

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