Emilia Clarke has indeed come along way after her groundbreaking role as Game of Thrones’ army-leading and dragon-riding aspiring queen Daenerys Targaryen. For this year, she is named the “sexiest woman alive” by men’s magazine Esquire US for their October issue.
“I had to take a little time out,” she says. “I said I needed a cup of tea, had a bit of a cry, and was ready for the next scene.” Nonetheless, the 28-year-old actress has gotten two Emmy nominations for the said role.
Emilia follows Penelope Cruz and Scarlett Johannson as the past title bearers for the magazine. But this moniker isn’t the only new feather on Emilia’s cap. Just one month prior, she was named GQ’s Woman of the Year, too.