Auditions can certainly be stressful ordeals, but leave it to Emilia Clarke to lighten the room a bit.
During Variety‘s fourth edition of “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors,” “Transparent” star Jay Duplass asked Clarke about a rumor he heard that she did the “Funky Chicken” at her “Game of Thrones” audition.
“It’s really true,” Clarke confirmed, explaining that she was “jacked up” on a Diet Coke before walking into the audition, where the show’s co-creator David Benioff joked that she could do a dance.
Clarke took Benioff a little too seriously, breaking out the “Funky Chicken.”
Duplass asked an important question: When will we get to see Clarke’s Khaleesi bust a move?
“I don’t think you’re going to see it,” Clarke replied. “I tried to make her funny, and it doesn’t work. Khaleesi isn’t funny.”
Watch the clip above. “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” will air in two parts on PBS SoCal, presented by Shopbob/East Dane, on June 12 and June 19 at 7 p.m.