Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke doesn’t just play a strong woman on TV, she's an advocate for them in everyday life.
At The Wrap's annual Power Women Breakfast in L.A. on Wednesday, the Mother of Dragons was honored as the keynote speaker due to her unwavering beliefs in gender equality -- both on and off screen.
"I think we should just see more equality across the board really, and see more inclusiveness between men and women," Clarke said to Sharon Waxman, The Wrap's CEO and Editor-in-Chief during a Q&A. "Hopefully we can educate a new generation of guys that are coming up that there is no difference."
Clarke, who looked sensational in a black knit Valentino dress adorned with unicorns, wore the outfit for a very special reason. "It's to celebrate that there's a new unicorn emoji," she dished to ET on the red carpet. "So I thought that I would wear this today to celebrate that -- and women."
Now amidst filming the sixth season of the smash HBO drama, the 29-year-old actress confessed that she is so proud to have portrayed the evolution of Daenerys Targaryen from a timid girl to a fearless ruler.
"I think I was lucky because in season one, there was such a lovely arc. You saw her as this naïve young girl, and then I was able to find her strength, so there was that development," Clarke explained. "It wasn't as though I was just thrown in and expected to be this strong warrior. And then, with each season, it's just kind of grown and it's kind of wonderful."
HBO announced that Game of Thrones will likely end after eight seasons, and although Clarke is fine with the network's decision, she revealed that there could be an extended twist.
"I'm all about leaving the party when it's still kicking," she said. "So I think that maybe [season] seven will get split into two, or maybe it will just be straight to eight."
One thing is for sure, though. Clarke knows exactly what she wants to see when it's all over. "What I would hope for Dany is that she wins the whole damn thing," she said with a laugh. "That she wins, and she wins all of it -- and she wins. That's what I think is going to happen!"
Many fans are clutching to the theory that at the end of George R.R. Martin's saga, Daenerys and Jon Snow will be the ones to rule over the Seven Kingdoms, thus embodying the "fire" and "ice" in the book series' title.
So what does Clarke think of this wildly popular theory? "I don’t know because it would be like a massive hair-off," she mused. "And I know that he thinks that he has better hair than I do, but I do. So I think it would just turn into a big head and shoulders advert, so I don’t know."
Clarke added, "And isn't he dead? Exactly."
We wouldn't be too sure! We're not fully convinced that the Lord Commander is gone for good, especially since Kit Harington has been spotted multiple times on the season six set dressed in full Jon Snow attire.
So how does Clarke explain that? "I don’t know that I can," she said after feigning a large gasp. "I think that he loves us, I think that he misses us, and I think that we like to mess with those people who are snooping around our set, trying to get information that they don’t really want to know."
Season six of Game of Thrones will likely premiere in Spring 2016.
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