Did Emilia Clarke's Funky Chicken Land Her 'Game of Thrones' Role?

There are many things to love about “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke. Her dancing, however, is not one of them. The actress, who plays Daenerys Targeryen on the hit HBO show stopped by The Tonight Show for a chat with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday and she regaled the audience with tales of her audition and how it all went a bit weird.

Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones New York Premiere
Clarke can do more than just act. Apparently, she's (almost) a master dancer as well.

During her audition, the then 23-year-old Clarke was nervous – understandably – but she powered through her scenes and then asked if there was anything else she could do for the audition. And that’s when Thrones co-creator David Benioff suggested that she “do a little dance”. Presumably it was all a joke, but Clarke did it anyway, as she vividly remembers.
“I don’t know how to do it, but I did the Funky Chicken,” Clarke recalled. “And then it kind of morphed into the Robot.”

Watch the interview below, via The Tonight Show's youtube channel.

So there’s your proof of the old adage – celebrities are people too. Sometimes they are people, who respond to stressful situations with the Funky Chicken. Unfortunately, Clarke didn’t repeat the routine on Tonight, but we did get to see a glimpse of Jimmy Fallon in full Daenerys Targeryen costume, which might be even better. According to Fallon, the costume was part of his trial run for Daenerys Targaryen, before Clarke was chosen for the role. We almost can't decide who did it better.

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