Emilia Clarke reveals how her mom's pranks are ruining her love life
You know Emilia Clarke as Daenerys, the Mother of Dragons on Game of Thrones. But she's on her way to conquer all nerd worlds by starring as Qi'ra in Solo: A Star Wars Story. She also starred as Sarah Connor in Terminator: Genisys, but that sucked, so let's just not talk about that.
Emilia stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers to promote her new movie and share a few stories. She said she has an older brother, who was a huge Star Wars fan, and she was always trying to gain 'sister points' with him. Now she's gained some major sister points, having starred in Game of Thrones and a Star Wars movie, with two - count 'em, two! - official Lego action figures.
To the left is Daenerys from Game of Thrones. To the right is Qi'ra from Solo: A Star Wars Story. And to nowhere, is her character from Terminator: Genisys, because nobody liked that movie. By now, her brother might be too old to play with Legos, but Emilia has gained enough "sister points" to last a lifetime.
But even when you're a famous movie star, you can still get pranked by your mom. As you've noticed, everyone starring in a Star Wars movie gets plastered on merchandise. Well, Emilia's mom decided to surprise her by redecorating her bedroom. She came home one day to discover her own face on the bedsheets, as well as multiple pillows. It's a narcissist's dream!
"I came home one day and she was like, 'You're never, ever going to get laid again! Ever!'" said Clarke, laughing. "I think she knows it gets to me slightly, as it would to anyone when your mother really enjoys having your face on cushions... and throws. Now, Star Wars is here with a vengeance. There's a lot of merchandise that comes along with being in a Star Wars movie, so there's a lot of stuff that mum can fill my house with!"
"The only thing worse is going to a guy's house and seeing this," Seth joked.
Well, most people would feel weird sleeping in a bed full of sheets and pillows with your own face on it. (Or going to a romantic partner's house, and seeing that.) But hey, it comes with the territory. You can tell Emilia's mom is proud of her daughter, in her own awkward prank-throwing way.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is a spin-off movie from the Star Wars franchise, exploring the early life of Han Solo. Alden Ehrenreich plays Han Solo, and doesn't resemble Harrison Ford in the trailer, which makes me not want to see it. Meanwhile, Donald Glover plays Lando Calrissian, and totally nails Billy Dee Williams in the trailer, which makes me want to see it. So, I don't know what to do. The movie also stars Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke and Thandie Newton.