She recalls, “And they said, ‘We call each other ‘moon of my life’ and ‘my sun and stars’ and all that. And I was like, ‘I cannot contain this. Please, can we all have something sexual together? You’re both beautiful, even just a hug.’ “
Though the British beauty, 28, who is best known for playing Thrones‘ Daenerys Targaryen, channels her inner queen in her cover shoot, some days on set haven’t been quite so refined.
Five seasons deep into GoT, Clarke still chuckles at one costar’s comically crude behavior while shooting the epic, final scene of season 1.
“The crew was a few cliff over, so it’s me, four or five extras, and Iain Glen [who plays Ser JorahMormont],” Clarke explains. “Iain does this thing where he lifts his head up and his face goes, ‘Ahh naked lady.’ But because they were filming to far away, what he said was ‘Great t–s, love.’ I’m like, ‘The camera’s not on you, can you stop commenting on how great you think these breasts are?’ ”
Since becoming one of Thrones breakouts in 2011, the 28-year-old has found her way into a number of projects, though she is really getting into the action this summer in the upcoming Terminator Genisys.
Clarke admits she was initially skeptical to work with the Terminator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, she says the iconic action star turned out to be “this charming, sweet, kind man.”
“He was so much fun,” says Clarke. “I expected this massive ego to turn up, but … he got really excited to film the scenes.”
Game of Thrones airs Sundays (9 p.m. ET) on HBO, and Terminator: Genisys hits theaters July 1.