Emilia Clarke Jay Duplass Actors on
Emilia Clarke Jay Duplass Actors on

Emilia Clarke Recalls Her 'Game of Thrones' Audition

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.

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