A natural brunette, Emilia Clarke is no stranger to being blonde – after all, she has portrayed the silver-haired Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones for the past seven years. Thankfully, Clarke has been fortunate to have had better wigs over the course of the show than some of her cast mates (looking at you Sophie Turner); her beautifully braided season seven hair was particularly stylish. That wig may be a thing of the past, however, as Clarke appears to have made a drastic change to her appearance today!
In a new picture posted to her Instagram account, Clarke unveils a brand-new platinum ‘do. She thanks Thrones hairstylists and “khaleesi wig” creators Kev Alexander and Candice Banks for the transformation and includes the hashtags #khaleesikicksoff, #gameofthrones, and #cominghomeneverfeltsogood.
AAAAHHHHHHH SHHHHIIIII****** 🤢 I done did it. Mother of dragons meet Emilia. Emilia meet mother of dragons. If you squint just so you might never know. All hail to the magnificence of @kevalexanderhair and @candicebanks74 the genius creators of ‘KHALEESI WIG’ (and not forgetting all the hair on game of thrones for 8 glorious years) for at long last making this magical moment a reality. #khaleesikicksoff #gameofthrones #cominghomeneverfeltsogood
What does this mean? Is Clarke just embracing her inner Khaleesi for fun? It appears from her post that this change was done specifically for Game of Thrones, but why now?
Perhaps Daenerys will be getting a haircut a la Cersei Lannister and opted to avoid the dreaded pixie wig? Or maybe Dany will see significant action and/or dragon stunt flying in season eight, and using extensions might be more secure than worrying about her wig taking flight? Whatever the reason, we have well over a year to speculate about it.
Welcome to #HairWatch Emilia.