Madonna recently donned the Daenerys Targaryen look from “Game of Thrones” to celebrate Purim, posting the results on Instagram over the weekend, and the Mother of Dragons, or rather, the woman who plays her – Emilia Clarke – was impressed.
“Oh my goodness. It’s insane. I thought I was asleep, I thought I was dreaming,” Emilia told Access Hollywood at Tuesday night’s “Game of Thrones” premiere at Lincoln Center in New York City of seeing Madonna dressed as her character.
“It’s a huge moment,” Emilia added. “And, damn! She looks good.”
For Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne of Tarth, a character that challenges female stereotypes in HBO’s fantasy drama, it was a big deal.
“I got really, really excited. Madonna’s always been a favorite of mine. I love her strength and her transformative nature and the idea that she might be dressing up as a brilliant character in the TV show I’m in is pretty exciting,” Gwen told Access.
Actress (and singer) Carice van Houten joked that Madonna could have chosen another ensemble, namely the one worn by her character, Melisandre, the Red Priestess.
“I was like, ‘Why’s she not wearing the red dress, man?’ No, I completely get it. It’s such a great honor for my youth idol to dress up like someone that I’m working with,” Carice said. “But the fact that Jack Nicholson and Snoop Dogg and Samuel L. Jackson are watching the show — it’s pretty cool too.”
Kristian Nairn, who plays the one-lined character Hodor (he just says Hodor – so far!), and who is also a DJ, loved seeing Madonna as Dany.
“[I] kind of freaked out, slightly. That’s kind of a sign how big ‘Game of Thrones’ has got,” he said. “The Queen of Pop is wearing a Daenerys costume. I completely freaked out.”
John Bradley (Samwell Tarly) thought it was a good example of the show’s reach.
“She looks delighted, doesn’t she? Look at that. Things like this are just amazing,” he said. “It’s when you know that you’re really kind of pressing the right kind of cultural buttons.”
“I’m like still getting over it,” Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) told Access. “But that’s amazing. I’m dying.”
Alfie Allen told Access he thought it was “fabulous.”
“It’s crazy. It’s mad and everyone’s up on it,” he added. “It’s mental.”
“Game of Thrones” Season 4 premieres April 6 at 9 PM ET/PT on HBO.