Daenerys Stormborn, Mother of Dragons and Possessor of Lengthy Honorifics, is one of TV’s larger-than-life characters. Yet offscreen, actress Emilia Clarke has positioned herself as one of Hollywood’s most relatable celebs, at least in one sense. Specifically: by talking about dudes and their junk. In her media appearances, Clarke has reliably championed male nudity on Game of Thrones, gushed about her celebrity crushes, and generally displayed a thirst appropriate to a life spent wandering the parched Dothraki sea.
Let’s take a look.
She has praised Khal Drogo’s nether regions:
Asked about Game of Thrones’ lack of male nudity, Clarke clarified that at least one person did get to see Khal Drogo’s dong. “I saw [actor Jason Momoa’s] member, but it was covered in a pink fluffy sock,” Clarke explained coyly in an interview with Glamour. “Showing it would make people feel bad. It’s too fabulous.”
Plus we all got to see Daario’s butt, remember? “I’d like to bring your memory back to Mr. Michiel Huisman and I copulating for the first time,” she added. “Which began with me saying, ‘Take off your clothes,’ and then you got to see his perfect bottom.”
But she’s also pro-dad-bod:
Clarke may date warriors onscreen, but that doesn’t mean she only likes men with Dothraki six packs. Speaking to People, Clarke said her ideal guy “is super smart, can make me laugh, [and] has, like, a dad bod. I don’t need no six-pack. Like, I ain’t kicking it out of bed for sure, but every character I’ve been with has been too perfect.”
She has no problem with a little platonic PDA:
She isn’t afraid of sharing her celebrity crushes on Instagram:
In an interview with Moviefone, Jai Courtney asked Clarke what Sarah Connor (her Terminator character) and Daenerys would do on a girls’ night out, to which Clarke responded: “Ryan Gosling might be there, just ‘cause I think they probably would both think he was really hot.” When Courtney suggested a ménage à trois might be in the offing, Clarke was intrigued. “Why not?” she said. “I’m just throwing that one out there. If he wants to pick it up at any point, I’m fine with that.”
There was also this charming Friends fangirl moment:
She loves Leonardo DiCaprio, of course:
On multiple occasions, Clarke has expressed adulation for her first crush, Leonardo DiCaprio. “I would love to play Jane Bond,” the actress told the Daily Star. “My ultimate leading man would be Leonardo DiCaprio. No doubt about it.” Asked by People on another occasion why she’s still single, the actress riffed: “If Leonardo DiCaprio decides to stop dating supermodels!” (Unlikely, but we admire her idealism.)
She engages in recreational boy-watching:
Clarke may not be on Tinder, but that doesn’t mean she’s not above scouting for guys IRL. “Sometimes, I just come here and stare at all the pretty boys,” Clarke told the L.A. Times while people-watching at trendy Los Angeles restaurant Gjusta. “Everyone’s pretty, and everyone’s looking at each other, but the food is so good that I just cannot help it.”
She’s not shy about initiating threesomes:
Hot tip: Nothing gets Clarke in the mood for a threesome like Dothraki pet names. “Someone took a fantasy in my head and played it in real life,” Clarke told Harper’s Bazaar of a fortuitous run-in with Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan. “I was at a Golden Globes after-party and Channing f**cking Tatum came up to me, and his stunning missus, Jenna. 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.’”
An she’s an equal-opportunity objectifier:
Speaking about Julia Roberts in Stepmom to Us Weekly, Clarke gushed: “You just see her cry, and she just gets this little crease, and that’s it. Beautiful tears fall from her beautiful face. She’s so hot, it’s ridiculous.”
She has been on a crusade to free the penis:
Clarke’s campaign for junk equality was ultimately successful, if anticlimactic.
And, finally, her ideal endings for Game of Thrones usually involve penis:
Who needs ice and fire when you can have dong shots? “I want to see Daenerys and her three dragons share the throne,” she told Glamour. “And bring back all the pretty boys, get them to take their trousers down, and be like, ‘I’m now the queen of everything! I’d like close-ups of all the boys’ penises, please.’” We applaud the sentiment, Khaleesi.