The Mother of Dragons is on fire!
Emilia, 29, said she still isn't used to the show's success and her own popularity that comes with it. "I think there is a huge part of me that still doesn't quite see that ["Game of Thrones" is successful]," she says. "It's just one of those things you're sort of in it."
The British actress had one unusual wake-up call when it comes to her fame. "So me and my brother used to watch a lot of "The Simpsons" growing up, like that's what we watched all the time," she explained to Ellen. "And I remember the day that he called me, I think it was like season two, and he was like, 'dude get on Youtube now because you are on "The Simpsons" opening.'" Emilia continued, "And I was like, 'oh God, we made it, we did it. we did it!'"
Emilia may play the Mother of Dragons, but that doesn't mean the actress is always brave in real life. She told Ellen she faced a lot of anxiety during Esquire magazine's "The Sexiest Woman Alive" cover shoot back in November.
"That was a funny shoot," Clarke said of the sensual images. "Doing those kind of sex scenes on camera is one thing, but doing it as yourself, I need alcohol to do."
She explained the magazine editors had to keep the cocktails coming in order to make her comfortable. "They just kept giving me vodka," she said with a laugh. "That's me drunk. That's me Photoshopped and drunk."
Earlier this week, the actress spoke to ET about "Game of Thrones" and said she's proud of their work and the way women are portrayed.
"It gets critiqued so often, and I think it's silly because I feel like we are a show at the forefront of feminism being kicked back again into the ether," she told ET. "So many fabulous strong women, so I think we're doing alright."