In the wake of her Emmy nomination for her role as Daenerys Targaryen on “Game of Thrones,” British actress Emilia Clarke spoke to the L.A. Times about what’s next for the Mother of Dragons when the show returns.
As you'll recall, Daenerys was last spotted being encircled by hoardes of Dothraki riders after executing a daring arena escape atop her trusty dragon-son Drogon, although it remains to be seen whether the riders will be friendly or hostile to the former Mrs. Khal Drogo (she'll forever be "Khaleesi" in our hearts, regardless).
"It's really exciting. I've said this before, but there are a lot of seasons where you need to set the scene. And you have a couple of episodes where you're like, 'Ok, feeding information, I get it. We're finding out about this person. And we know about that person. And oh, there's that person,’” Clarke explained.
This season, Clarke claims, will kick off at a much quicker clip. "But this season coming up, that we're about to film, there's none of that. It's just go, go, go, go. Shocking moment to shocking moment. Epic moment to epic moment. It's mental, it's epic. And definitely Dany is a part of it."
Clarke also spoke about her character’s evolution as a ruler, saying she is "definitely on the upwards trajectory of truly learning from the mistakes that she's made as a ruler.”
"It's not so much a matter of learning from the mistakes that have gone before her, but it's a matter of her trusting herself and being confident in the decisions that she's about to make,” she said. "And being confident enough to stand next to those decisions and take full responsibility for them.”
While Clarke didn't spill the beans on whether Jon Snow will get resurrected by ice zombies for a "How To Train Your Dragon"-style Targaryen-Snow team-up adventure -- we can dream, right!? -- it sounds like fans have plenty to look forward to either way.