The star went through two surgeries while working on Game of Thrones
Emilia Clarke is recollecting the horrific times when she almost died from having brain aneurysms. The 35-year-old actress had undergone surgeries in 2011 and 2014 in the midst of working on HBO’s Game of Thrones. She even wrote an article in the New Yorker back in 2019, talking about the surgeries in 2011 and 2014.
Emilia Clarke On Her Experience
In an interview with BBC’s Sunday Morning, Emilia Clarke shared her painful experience, and how grateful she is to be alive. She expressed her gratitude to Game of Thrones for giving her purpose during those times. Clarke also added that some parts of her brain are missing. She explained that the moment any part of your brain doesn’t get blood, it’s gone. This causes the blood to find a different route to circulate, but this, in turn, causes any part that doesn’t get blood supply to be gone forever.
Emilia Clarke then spoke about how severe the incident was, and what could have happened to her brain and body. She said that it’s remarkable to be even able to speak, sometimes articulately, and live her life normally with no repercussions. She added that she belongs to a small minority of people that have survived the life-threatening experience. The actress had to undergo emergency procedures in both cases, and it led her to suffer from aphasia, a disorder that affects our communication.
Clarke’s Upcoming Project
Emilia Clarke is currently busy with the theatre production of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull at London’s West End. Before that, she was working on Marvel Studios’ Secret Invasion along with Samuel L. Jackson. Clarke’s role in the series is still kept under wraps, but photos of her filming circulated the internet.