Emilia Clarke is a total badass as the Mother of Dragons in “Game of Thrones.” And she kicks even more ass in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” according to People magazine.
“She’ll keep you on your toes,” says Clarke, 31, of her role as Qi’ra in the film, in theaters Friday.
The character — a childhood friend to intergalactic outlaw Han Solo, who meets him again later in life under some sticky circumstances — “isn’t like the women that you’ve seen in Star Wars yet,” says the London native. “[She] kind of follows a femme fatale arc.”
Clarke also appreciates that her character isn’t beholden to a past narrative.
“Qi’ra exists nowhere else in the Star Wars universe,” she says. “I got to make her up from scratch, which was exciting.”
The latest “Star Wars” installment also stars Alden Ehrenreich, who will take over Harrison Ford’s 1977 role as Han Solo, plus Woody Harrelson as Beckett and Donald Glover as young Lando Calrissian, inspired by Billy Dee Williams’ portrayal in the original trilogy.
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