Ok, should we be worried? Last season on Game of Thrones, Dany and Jon finally got together. But everybody knows that a gal’s hair can have big implications for her relationship status: there’s no better way to show the world that you’ve moved on than getting a radical new ‘do.
And, scary news, folks: on Tuesday, everyone’s favorite mother of dragons did just that. What does it MEAN?!
Bidding farewell to life as a brunette, Emilia Clarke debuted her new dyed blonde locks and short cropped cut on Instagram. She indicated that she may no longer have a need for the famous Khaleesi wig that she’s worn for the past seven seasons. Instead, she’ll use her real, newly-blonde hair for her role as Daenerys Targaryen for Game Of Thrones’ final (SOB) season.
“All hail the magnificence of @kevalexanderhair and @candicebanks74 the genius creators of ‘KHALEESI WIG,'” wrote Clarke, “for at long last making this magical moment a reality.”
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Goodbye, flaxen braided Khaleesi wig — hello, Dany Au Naturale!
So what can this blonde insta star tell us about the future of Westeros? Likely that the Thrones fam is coming together to start shooting again soon, which is good news for us, since the latest reports indicate that we likely won’t get a Season 8 until 2019 (ALSO SOB).
But hey, we’re not above reading into the emotional motivation of hair choices. Especially since Kevin Alexander — the very hairstylist to whom Emilia gives a shoutout for her new dye job — has revealed that the way he styles the hair of a character very much reflects what they’re going through within their story arcs.
So, will Daenerys be ditching Jon so soon after their ship cabin tryst? Ridding herself of her braids and her lover in one fell chop? Or does the cut indicate an affinity with Cersei? Who, lest we forget, rose from the ashes of her walk of shame only to sport a truly ferocious pixie cut.
Will Dany go full on Mad Queen and become tougher, sadder, meaner, and more isolated like the current queen? DOES THE KEY TO IT ALL LIE IN HER HAIR FOLLICLES?
Only time and obsessive speculating will tell. In the meantime, let’s just hope the New Emilia doesn’t decide to go crazy with this whole Emilia Meets Mother of Dragons thing, and transfer those famous braids to her eyebrows.
Source: Rachel Kraus (http://mashable.com/author/rachel-kraus/)
Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke reveals she feels closer to her Khaleesi character after dying her hair platinum blonde
‘My need to be near fire-breathing creatures has trebled’
She sent fans into overdrive after fully committing to her Game Of Thrones character Daenerys Targaryen by dying her dark hair platinum-blonde.
And Emilia Clarke seemed to be relishing the results, telling her followers on Wednesday that her new ‘do made her feel closer to her Khaleesi alter-ego.
Alluding to her role as ‘mother of dragons’, the 30-year-old actress joked that her image overhaul had ‘trebled’ her desire to be ‘near fire-breathing creatures’.
Showcasing her golden chop in a smiling Instagram selfie on Wednesday, Emilia looked chic in a simple red sweater.
She captioned the sweet snap: ‘The experiment continues.
‘My IQ has stayed around average and my need to be near fire breathing creatures and uncomfortable seats made of iron has trebled.
#hereslookingatyoukid #canyoutellthiswasshotonaniphone #apparentlyblondestakemoreselfies’
Her latest selfie comes after Emilia proved her full commitment to the show’s eighth and final season on Tuesday, by dying her hair the platinum blonde hue of her famous Khaleesi character.
She unveiled her new bright blonde locks in a playful selfie on Instagram, accompanied by an excitable caption which thanked the show’s make-up team for finally making ‘this magical moment a reality.’
Cheeky: Alluding to her role as ‘mother of dragons’, the 30-year-old actress joked that her image overhaul had ‘trebled’ her desire to be ‘near fire-breathing creatures’
Real life Khaleesi! Emilia Clarke debuted her bright blonde locks on Instagram on Tuesday, which fully transformed her into her Game of Thrones character Daenerys Targaryen
While Emilia’s character Daenerys is known for her ice blonde tresses, the actress has always sported a darker, brunette hue – making the look more striking.
However the London native could not contain her excitement at her new do in the snap, as she posed for the camera with her mouth open in a wide smile, while her hairdressers blow dried her newly lightened locks.
The star accompanied the snap with a lengthy caption, which thanked the Game of Thrones hair and make-up team for finally helping her take the plunge, after seven whole seasons on the show.
For real: Emilia no doubt dyed her hair ahead of the show’s eighth and final season, after wearing bright blonde wigs for the last seven (above)
Transformed: While Emilia’s character Daenerys is known for her ice blonde tresses, the actress has always sported a darker, brunette hue – making the look more striking
She wrote in disbelief: ‘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.’
She then went on to thank the crew for not only providing her with a blonde hairpiece over the years, but for now altering the colour of her locks with ease.
Big finish: Emilia no doubt underwent the bold transformation ahead of Game of Throne’s final eighth season, which is set to begin filming in October
‘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,’ she added.
She finished her exciting post with the hashtags: ‘#khaleesikicksoff #gameofthrones #cominghomeneverfeltsogood’
Emilia no doubt underwent the bold transformation ahead of Game of Throne’s final eighth season, which is set to begin filming in October.
At the end of the last series, Emilia’s character Daenerys was seen getting hot and heavy with Jon Snow, played by Kit Harrington.
The pair, whose romantic relationship has been building throughout the penultimate season of the HBO fantasy drama, finally gave into their passion as they sailed north from Dragonstone, to face off against the dreaded White Walker threat.
Jon sneaked into ‘ quarters and his lovestruck queen was only too quick to invite him inside, resulting in the pair making love while at sea – to the delight of fans.
However in an unsettling twist, the scene played out as Jon’s true parentage was revealed, making Dany his aunt – although neither are yet aware of their blood relation.
Speaking in a special behind-the-scenes commentary for show, Emilia said ‘gagging’ was her first reaction to the tryst – while Kit acknowledged the ‘weird’ encounter had been inevitable after weeks of building romance.
Kit said: ‘I think they both know it’s wrong. I think they both know it’s going to cause problems. But it’s that thing, when you suddenly feel that deeply about someone and you go through these events together, it’s like a runaway train.
‘I think it’s an inevitability from about halfway through the season that Jon and Daenerys will fall into bed together. You can’t stop it from happening.’
Source: Ekin Karasin and Julia Pritchard for Mailonline