Emilia Clarke just opened up about her hilarious encounter with Brad Pitt

Spoiler - it involves a horse’s heart…

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Spoiler - it involves a horse’s heart…

Game of Thrones season eight has officially come to a close, marking the end of the series.

But despite Jon Snow and Arya Stark saving the day, it was Daenerys Targaryen that everyone’s been talking about.

From that Starbucks cup blunder to the revelation that we’ve all been pronouncing her title wrong, she has been making all the news.


This week however it was Emilia Clarke that got everyone talking, opening up about her strange encounter with Brad Pitt.

‘I was at a gala event where I'd been asked to auction something,’ she explained in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. ‘So I was like, “I don't know, come watch your favourite Game of Thrones episode with me and we'll eat a horse's heart or something,”’ she recalled.

‘I don't think about what it is until I get there and then I'm sitting in a room with, like, every celebrity on the planet. And I thought it would be a private thing where they wouldn't say [the item] out loud, but then I have to stand up and it turns into a thing.’

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen – photo Macall B. Polay/HBO
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Going on to explain, she continued: ‘The room goes completely silent and I'm going to die and then one of my friends puts his paddle up. Suddenly, some other people start to put their paddles up and one of those people was Brad Pitt.’

Reflecting on the experience, Emilia claimed: ‘It was the most ridiculous experience of my entire existence.’

Like we needed another reason to love Emilia Clarke!

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