Did you folks read the new Vanity Fair cover story on Emilia Clarke? Because you should. It was written by Joanna Robinson, who as many of you know, started at as a commenter here (redbeaniegirl!), and then a long-time writer, and now she’s hosting panels with Luke fucking Skywalker and dominating the podcasting world. Look! It could happen to any of you, too, as long as you’re incredibly witty, are an extremely talented writer, are personable as hell, work your ass off, and successfully navigate the drama-filled world of entertainment writing without alienating too many people! If you’re commenting on this piece, you’re, like, half a percent there already!
Anyway, I thought I’d bring to your attention one of the juicier bits in the interview with Clarke, who is currently promoting Solo (out today!). Turns out, Clarke didn’t much enjoy working on Terminator: Genisys, which also experienced on-set difficulties, like Solo only much worse:
Solo wasn’t the first troubled blockbuster to test Clarke’s resilience. If anything, the production of 2015’s Terminator Genisys was more chaotic. She watched frequent Thrones director Alan Taylor get “eaten and chewed up on Terminator. He was not the director I remembered. He didn’t have a good time. No one had a good time.” When the film underperformed at the box office, she was “relieved” to not have to return for any sequels. News of the rocky production traveled, and Clarke says the crew on the famously disastrous Fantastic Four, which was filming nearby, even had jackets made that read, AT LEAST WE’RE NOT ON TERMINATOR. “Just to give you a summary,” she says, laughing.
Elsewhere in the piece, Joanna reminds us that Clarke has been romantically linked to Seth MacFarlane and, reportedly, actor Jai Courtney in the past, and you can draw your own conclusions about this quote that comes thereafter: “The guys that I’ve met in my life that are dicks, I voluntarily walk the fuck away from them,” she says. “That’s just bad taste. People shouldn’t know about those choices.” Clarke also notes that Rose Leslie — former Thrones star currently killing it on The Good Fight — is “the best human in the world.”
I totally believe it.
Head on over and read the whole story at Vanity Fair