The youngest characters of ‘Game of Thrones’ are growing up — unfortunately for Daenerys, that means the dragons too. Emilia Clarke chatted with HollywoodLife.com about the upcoming season and revealed that her character doesn’t quite have the same control over her “babies” as she used to. Are fiery times ahead?
Up until now, Daenerys Targaryan’s (Emilia Clarke) dragons have been an outright competitive advantage in her quest to liberate Meereen and eventually seize the Iron Throne. They burned Pyat Pree in the House of the Undying, they turned Kraznys into overcooked barbecue in the Season 3 — pretty much any time anyone’s given Dany a hard time she’s been able to be like, “Oh really? I HAVE DRAGONS! DRACARYS!” But heading into Season 4, those cute little fire-breathers are growing up — and Dany doesn’t quite have as much control over them as she used to. Emilia talked to HollywoodLife.com and explained how things will be changing in the new season for her and her scaly brood.
‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 4: Are Daenerys Targaryan’s Dragons Out Of Control?
“They’re getting bigger and it’s simple logistics,” Emilia told us, explaining why Daenerys’ authority as a mother is slumping. And she’s definitely right about the dragons growing — the Season 4 premiere enforces that these things aren’t just slightly dangerous cute pets, they’re fire-breathing monsters. And they don’t bow down to anyone. (That’s one mini spoiler we’ll give you.)
“They’re harder to maintain,” Emilia continued. “They’re harder to keep fed. They’re like rowdy teenagers — that’s the best way to describe them. They have a mind of their own and they breathe fire, so [Daenerys has to] kind of fire-proof the world.”
That also means that Dany is going to have to find away to fire-proof herself. Okay, we know that she’s a Targaryan who can’t be hurt by fire, but if she loses control of her dragons, she’ll lose everything. Because think back to Season 1, before Dany hatched those bad boys on Khal Drogo’s funeral pyre — she was not in a good place.
So is fiery chaos in cards for Dany this season? Watch Emilia try to keep her “babies” on their leashes as Dany continues her quest to liberate and conquer Westeros tonight, April 6, at 9 p.m. ET on HBO.
— Andrew Gruttadaro