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'I just accept dragons are real' - Game of Thrones' Emilia on the believable worlds of Westeros and Essos

Published 21/04/2014 | 13:07

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Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones
Emilia Clarke in 'Game of Thrones'
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 18:  Emilia Clarke arrives at the HBO's "Game Of Thrones" Season 3 - Los Angeles Premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre on March 18, 2013 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Emilia Clarke arrives at the HBO's "Game Of Thrones" Season 3 (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

GAMES of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke "just accepts" that dragons are real.

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The actress plays Daenerys Targaryen in the fantasy series, which is now in its fourth season. Despite the outlandish storylines and make-believe characters, Emilia is completely in character when she's on set.

"We're so lucky to have such great writers," she told Total Film. "They are able to make this world so believable that we never question ourselves, we just accept that dragons exist..."

There's huge hype around Game of Thrones and its violent and sexual storylines have grabbed the attention of many fans. Despite setting the bar so high with previous seasons, Emilia wasn't worried about living up to expectations.

"Just the opposite," she smiled. "I hoped we could build on everything in series three and I think we have. We are all so excited for everyone to see it now!"

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Emilia Clarke in 'Game of Thrones'

The 26-year-old is now moving onto the big screen with a part in Terminator: Genesis. She's looking forward to the challenge.

"I am getting ready to start the new Terminator movie. I loved watching those when I was younger so to get to be in one is amazing," she gushed.

"It's called Terminator: Genesis and I play Sarah Connor. I am lucky that Alan Taylor, who directed me in Game of Thrones, is making this movie. Taking on this iconic role is a little less scary!"

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