Emilia Clarke did the Funky Chicken at her Game Of Thrones audition

And she still got the job. Which is weird…


by Anna Lewis |
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Ever wondered what TV folk are looking for when they audition stars to be in their new shows? Well, being able to do comedy dances seems to be up there…

Emilia Clarke has confessed that she actually did the Funky Chicken dance during her Game Of Thrones audition.

Emilia, 28, who plays Daenerys Targaryen on the hit show, admits embarrassing herself in front of "every single executive in HBO", when she danced the Funky Chicken, the Robot and then fell up some stairs at her audition.

Speaking to the* Sunday Times Culture* magazine, Emilia said: "I abstained from sugar for the whole three weeks before my final audition, to look my best. I walked into an auditorium filled with every single executive in HBO, and they gave me a Coke, so I began bouncing off the walls.

“I finished the scene, looked out to this bank of empty faces and said, in the midst of a pin-dropping silence, 'Is there anything else that I can do?' And David Benioff [GOT creator], in what I later found out was a joke, said, 'You can do a dance...'

"So I did the Funky Chicken. And then the Robot. Then fell over on the way up the stairs. The antithesis of Daenerys.

“David and Dan [Weiss, co-creator of the show] were showing me off for this important series they were asking loads of money for, then I go and do the bloody Robot!"

Is it bad that this makes us love her more?

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