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How many times have we read that the upcoming season of Game of Thrones is set to be EPIC and even better than the last?

With every tidbit of information that hits the web a sea of anticipation and excitement swells throughout the fandom. Granted we may get ahead of ourselves - especially since filming hasn't even started on the sixth series of HBO's epic fantasy show.

Well, fear not, for this piece of information comes straight from the Mother of Dragons herself, Emilia Clarke. The Emmy nominations have just been announced, and Game of Thrones are by far and large the ruling show garnering a colossal 24 nominations in total. Clarke herself has been nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama, pitting her against friend and co-star Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister).

Emilia Clarke & Lena Headey
Emilia Clarke & Lena Headey

Speaking to the LA Times about her nomination and Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke took some time to tease how incredible series 6 is already shaping up to be.

In previous seasons, we've become accustomed to a slow start, before galloping into gruesome deaths, shocking plot twists and mammoth season finales. However, it looks like series 6 is set to hit the ground running, and only get crazier as it soars to it's (most likely) most successful and biggest season finale yet.

Ooooh. Oooooh there’s so much in store for her. I’m saying that obviously because I’ve read the script for next season. Muwah ha ha! I know stories. It’s really exciting. Next season, I’ve said this before, but there’s a lot of season where you need to (rightly so) kind of need to set the scene. And you have a couple of episodes where you’re like, “OK, feeding information, I get it. We’re finding out about this person. And we know about that person. And oh, there’s that person.” But this season coming up, that we’re about to film, there’s none of that. It’s just go, go, go, go. Shocking moment to shocking moment. Epic moment to epic moment. It’s mental; it’s epic. And definitely Dany’s a part of it.

Emilia also had time to comment on the development of her character Daenerys Targaryen. A book and TV favourite, many have been dissapointed at her lack of ability to govern when in power. In the books it truly is a cataclysmic failure, but with her young age and powerful claim to the throne of Westoros, it's hard to know whom to trust... Speaking on how Dany has learnt from her failures, Clarke had this insight:

I think that she’s definitely on the upwards trajectory of truly learning from the mistakes that she’s made as a ruler. It’s not so much a matter of learning from the mistakes that have gone before her, but it’s a matter of her trusting herself and being confident in the decisions that she’s about to make. And being confident enough to stand next to those decisions and take full responsibility for them.

Season 6 is set to air sometimes in Fall of 2016, with multiple major cast members already back in Northern Ireland for prep before shooting commences.

Source: LA Times


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