Woman Crush Wednesday: Emilia Clarke
This past Sunday marked the second episode of the newest season of Game of Thrones, a show that has made millions of people lose their proverbial shit. The show itself has broken record after record, week after week, horrible rape/murder scene after horrible rape/murder scene. It appeals to both nerds and non-nerds alike. Some say that watching the show is a true lesson in patience. Like The Walking Dead, episodes seem to pass by without so much as a single action scene but GoT’s ability to surprise viewers with some of the most incredible swerves give me more than enough reason to watch week after week.
Another reason to watch each week; Emilia Clarke.
Equal parts insanely cute and fiercely beautiful, Clarke owns ever single scene that she’s in and I would venture to guess that every male character on screen is begging to be the next King to her Queen.
She controls vast areas of land, has thousands of castrated soldiers at her whim, and sun-bathes with dragons.
Game of Thrones has succeeded in making a ton of superstars already. Kit Harrington was in that dumpster fire Pompeii and the little dude who plays Tyrion and the red-headed Sansa Stark have each taken a turn being mutants in the X-Men franchise but arguably the most successful to date has been Emilia Clarke.
She had the honor of playing one of the most badass characters of all time (male or female) in the newest Terminator film, and as Sarah Connor she was able to take the franchise into a totally new direction. Straight into the crapper.
After all was said and done with Terminator Genisys, the box office didn’t cause the studio to be chomping at the bit for another sequel to the legendary Cameron-led films, but that doesn’t mean we won’t be seeing more from them in the near future. Sadly, I don’t think we’ll be seeing Clarke suiting up again as Sarah Connor and for that I think we’re all just a little upset.
As the soon to be Queen of all of Westeros and Essos (you never know) Clarke has captured the hearts of men with and without their genitals. She is easily the strongest female character I’ve seen on television for quite some time and for a genre like this, which is mainly dominated by male characters, Emilia Clarke has made a mark and lit a fire that can never be extinguished.