Ahead of the release of the third season of Game of Thrones (03/31/13: Tattoo it on your forehead), Emilia Clarke — “Daenerys Targaryen, a.k.a. Khaleesi, a.k.a. the super-naked Mother of Dragons, a.k.a. the most immediately recognizable among the ninety-sevenish characters on Game of Thrones” — conducted an interview with GQ. In it, she talked about her love of HBO’s Girls, of Breaking Bad, of how no one recognizes her without the wig, how she’d like to go to parties with it, and I’M SURE THERE WERE OTHER THINGS THAT SHE SAID, TOO. The words were kind of a blur after I started watching the behind-the-scenes video of the photoshoot.
You can read the whole interview, because I’m sure that’s what’s important to you, what you care about, and without the knowledge what Emilia Clark’s turn ons are, I’m sure your enthusiasm for Games of Thrones would wane. But you know, just in case you were interested, here’s some photos from the GQ photoshoot, some screenshots from the behind-the-scenes, and then video, too, in case you want to see those images move.