She enthralls millions of viewers as the Mother of Dragons, #DaenerysTargaryen, on Game of Thrones and on social media, #EmiliaClarke entertains millions more: 10 million, to be exact. On Friday, the British actress celebrated the impressive milestone of 10 million Instagram followers with the help of her co-star from the untitled Han Solo Star Wars spin-off movie. The film is currently being shot in Pinewood Studios in the UK.
The 30-year-old — famed for her hilarious hashtags — shared an Instagram video shot at a Pinewood backlot that shows #Chewbacca (#JoonasSuotamo) running around with joy before seemingly giving the actress an off-screen hug.
Her caption reads:
In a Instagram far far away... (Or in Pinewood backlot filming #untitledhansolomovie). One CHEWBACCA (and one @emilia_clarke) wanted to THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU 10 MILLION WONDERSTAR-INCREDIBLE DREAM MAKERS for following me!!! ✌️♥️ Yup. Those dreamboats at @starwars said yes, this furry ball of joy could help me thank you personally... @joonassuotamo you are more than just a cute nose and lotta hair to me.
The post ended with an amusing hashtag: #allhailthewookieofourdreams!
Check out the cute video below:
It appears that the powers that be behind the #HanSolo movie generously allowed the iconic Chewbacca (albeit a younger version) to assist Clarke in thanking her Instagram followers personally. The actress also gave a shoutout to the 6' 10" tall Finnish actor/basketball player Joonas Suotamo, who has taken over the famous role of Han Solo's furry sidekick from the legendary Peter Mayhew since Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Clarke's Role In Han Solo Will Be 'Awesome'
Clarke's role in the second #StarWars anthology film has yet to be revealed and, like many of her fellow cast members, she has remained tight-lipped about the production, which has since seen veteran actor/director Ron Howard replacing original directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.
The only thing Clarke has said of her character so far is what she told Rolling Stone in an interview:
"All I can say is that she’s awesome. Like, legit, that’s all I can actually get away with saying. There’s a Stormtrooper with a gun, and he’s going to come walking in any second."
Until the untitled Han Solo film comes along, Emilia Clarke fans — all 10 million of them — will have to make do with her scene-chewing performances as the dragon lady in the highly-rated #GameofThrones (and her antics on social media, of course).
Game of Thrones Season 7 continues on Sundays at 7pm on HBO. The Untitled Han Solo Movie hits cinemas on May 25, 2018.
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(Source: Rolling Stone)