Emilia Clarke On The Real Meaning Behind Her ‘Game of Thrones’ Tattoo. Her dragon ink has a far deeper meaning.
Given she’s spent most of her working life in a platinum blonde wig and an elaborate costume, you could be forgiven for not recognising Game of Thrones actress and ELLE Australia April 2019 cover star, Emilia Clarke, in her more everyday garb.
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Born to Reign
For the full interview with Emilia Clarke, pick up the April 2019 issue of ELLE Australia
Photography by Carter Smith
Emilia Clarke in Bloom
The ‘Game of Thrones’ star stuns as BAZAAR’s December/January covergirl.
By Kaleem Aftab; Photographs By: Mariano Vivanco; Fashion Editor: Julia Von Boehm
“It’s this epic story: My grandmother was colonial Indian, and it was a big old family secret because her mum had an affair with someone in India,” says the English rose Emilia Clarke. “She would wear makeup to make her skin look white.” Granny passed away when Clarke was 16, and the teenager took off for India with her boyfriend to scatter the ashes. “She loved India more than she loved England,” Clarke says. “Fuck, yeah. I love that part of me—I’m like one-eighth Indian.”