We Don't Want to Say Goodbye to Khaleesi, but Emilia Clarke's New Projects Make It Easier

POPSUGAR Entertainment | 2/27/2019 | Corinne Sullivan
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If you've seen even an episode of Game of Thrones, then you know that Emilia Clarke plays Daenerys Targaryen so convincingly, it's easy to forget the 32-year-old British actress isn't actually the Mother of Dragons. Before GoT, Clarke appeared in several London stage productions, but when she was cast as one of the last two surviving members of the House Targaryen in 2011, she rose to mega stardom, earning three Emmy nominations and inspiring endless Halloween costumes. However, the question begs: what will Clarke do once her reign as Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen reaches its conclusion at the end of the show's eighth season?

Fret not, loyal fans, because Clarke has plenty of projects lined up following the end of her run on GoT. Currently, Clarke is working with Bridesmaids and A Simple Favor director Paul Feig and writers Bryony Kimmings and Emma Thompson on an upcoming holiday rom-com called Last Christmas, which takes place in London. Clarke will star as leading lady Kate alongside Crazy Rich Asians' Henry Golding, who will play her love interest, Tom. As well as cowriting the screenplay, Emma Thompson will also appear in the film, and we can't imagine this trifecta producing anything other than on-screen magic. If the trailer doesn't get you excited for the movie's release on Nov. 15, then we're not sure what will.

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Clarke isn't just sticking to rom-coms, however. She is also set to appear in Above Suspicion, a chilling thriller based on real-life events, as well as author Joe Sharkey's true-crime book of the same name. Above Suspicion follows a newlywed FBI agent named Mark Putnam after he relocates to a mining town in Pikeville, KY, on his first mission. While there, he...
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