Lena Headey Wrote the Kindest Message to Emilia Clarke About Her Brain Aneurysms
Game of Thrones big name Lena Headey wrote a stupendous, supportive message to her costar Emilia Clarke, who printed in a New Yorker essay on Thursday she had suffered two mind aneurysms whilst filming the hit HBO display.
“It took me a while to know this woman (there are 64000 of us after all),” Headey posted on Instagram along a photograph of Clarke. “Not until she spoke to me about her experience did I fully realize the warrior she truly is (MOD for real x209840000) she does really great things for causes that deserve it. She’s kind and determined and funny and aware. #Thursday’s MVP … Here’s to @emilia_clarke 💪💪💪💪💪⭐️⭐️⭐️💗.”
MOD, for the ones uninitiated into Game of Thrones, way Mother of Dragons, the nickname for Clarke’s persona on the display. Lena Headey performs Cersei Lannister on GoT, and Emilia Clarke performs Daenerys. Their characters infrequently have interaction onscreen — they have got shared just one scene — which is why Headey’s message is especially thrilling.
In her essay, Clarke outlines her emotional adventure with the two mind aneurysms, which came about at such busy instances in her lifestyles and occupation.
“I lost all hope,” Clarke writes. “I couldn’t look anyone in the eye. There was terrible anxiety, panic attacks. I was raised never to say, ‘It’s not fair’; I was taught to remember that there is always someone who is worse off than you. But, going through this experience for the second time, all hope receded. I felt like a shell of myself. So much so that I now have a hard time remembering those dark days in much detail. My mind has blocked them out. But I do remember being convinced that I wasn’t going to live.”
Read Clarke’s piece in its entirety right here. Game of Thrones season 8 premieres Sunday, April 14, at eight:00 p.m. ET on HBO.
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