Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke to play Jamie Vardy’s girlfriend Rebekah in new film
Published 01/05/2016 | 14:44
To the millions of Game of Thrones fans around the world she’s known as Daenerys Targaryen, but actress Emilia Clarke is set to throw her skills to a new role in the biopic about Premier League footballer Jamie Vardy.
The Mother of Dragons will leave her blonde wig behind as she prepares to star as Leicester striker Vardy’s girlfriend Rebekah Nicholson (33) in a film to hit screens in 2017.
Emilia (29), who was voted Esquire’s sexiest woman alive after rising to fame on the HBO cult show, will star in the rags to riches film which will document Vardy’s rise from a £30-a-week amateur to the top of the Premier League.
Vardy is set to marry his long-term girlfriend Nicola in a ceremony next month.
According to The Mirror, filmmaker Adrian Butchart said Emilia’s role as Rebeckah in the film with be key to the success of the film.
“In a male- dominated story, it’s important to have a strong female lead. Becky’s a combination of beauty and inner strength.”