Emilia Clarke Says She ‘Still Can’t’ Watch Game of Thrones Prequel Series House of the Dragon (Exclusive)

The actress claims, “I feel so happy and content with what I experienced that I think watching the new one would just feel so odd.”

House of the Dragon is still beyond limits to Emilia Clarke.


Regarding the Game of Thrones prequel series, which returns for its second season on Sunday, June 16, the 37-year-old actress exclusively tells PEOPLE, “I still can’t.” “I simply cannot identify what it is.”

She goes on, “I think watching the new one would just feel so odd, I think. I feel so content and happy with what my experience was.”

Despite this, Clarke, who recently assumed a new position as the global brand ambassador for Pegasus Distillerie, says she is ecstatic about the spinoff’s success and has nothing but affection for it.


“It’s amazing how successful it’s been, and I really do fully support the entire thing and everyone who’s made it,” she declares. “It is truly astounding.”

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August 2022 saw the premiere of House of the Dragon. It is a 2011–2019 prequel television series to the hit show Game of Thrones.


Clarke played the role of Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones. About 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and 172 years before the birth of Clarke’s character, House of the Dragon recounts the events leading up to the decline of House Targaryen. It starts about a century after the Targaryen conquest unites the Seven Kingdoms.

Stars associated to the project include Paddy Considine, Rhys Ifans, Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith, and Emma D’Arcy.

The first season of House of the Dragon received a 2024 Emmy Award nomination for outstanding drama series. Additionally, it was nominated for SAG, Critics’ Choice Television, and Golden Globe Awards. There were ten episodes in the first season, and there will be eight in the second.

Clarke claims that as time has gone on, her opinions regarding Game of Thrones have evolved and she now values the show more.

She tells PEOPLE, “The more time I spend away from Game of Thrones, the more I can measure it.”


The Emmy-nominated performer goes on, “When I started, you don’t know what you’re doing, you don’t know what you’re surrounded by, and you don’t know what you’re taking part in.”

“The more time passes between it and me doing it, the more I realize that was really unique and extremely uncommon,” Clarke continues.

HBO will air House of the Dragon again on Sunday, June 16, at 9 p.m. EST.

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