When you’re competing on a nationally televised show, you’ll likely take all the well wishes you can get. But “Good luck!” texts and phone calls pale in comparison to a video direct from Westeros and the Mother of Dragons herself, Emilia Clarke.
Clarke appears to have made the video in her trailer on the Belfast set of Game of Thrones — where Season 8 filming commenced this week– for comedian Susan Calman, a contestant on the BBCs Strictly Come Dancing, a competition that pairs celebrities with professional dancers. Clarke, her newly-dyed blonde hair hidden under a hair wrap, recorded the message upon learning that Calman and her professional partner will perform a Thrones-themed routine this week — and that Calman will be in full Daenerys Targaryen costume.
“Susan, my sources tell me that you are playing the Mother of Dragons this week on Strictly Come Dancing,” Clarke intones, staying in character as Dany. “As the Mother of Dragons myself, I wanted to wish you luck because you are my favourite.”
— Susan Calman (@SusanCalman) October 28, 2017
“My dragons and I will be watching, waiting patiently to see you win,” Clarke continues. “I believe in you Susan, you go get them!”
For her part, Calman was ecstatic with her special message, and posted the video on Twitter, captioning it: “Tonight I’m Daenerys Targaryen on @BBCStrictly. I just got a message from Daenerys Targaryen herself. Seriously. It’s actually her *swoons*.”