There is one thing that I'm sick to death of: The rumors running rampant about casting Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. Can't they just figure it out already??? There is also one thing I will never, ever get sick of: Game of Thrones. So when Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen on the hit HBO show, is rumored yet again to be a front-runner to play Ana Steele, it's hard to reconcile the fact that these two worlds are indeed colliding.
From all the Game of Thrones season 4 reports out there in Internet Land, filming is well underway. Daenerys had a major part to play in season 3, but in season 4, her role may be scaled back a little bit. Still, going back and forth between Dany and Ana, from Westeros to the Pacific Northwest, if she is indeed cast, would be quite the challenge.
Talk about a busy year! How the heck is she going to be able to pull it off?
According to Entertainmentwise, producers for the Fifty Shades movie have pegged Emilia as a favorite to play young, sweet, innocent Ana. She's also got the support of a legion of fans, though many others are arguing for Alexis Bledel, Amanda Seyfried, Nina Dobrev, and Kristen Stewart.
But let me just say, none of these actresses have starred in a show as incredible and epic as Game of Thrones. Nor did they walk into a fire and come out naked with three baby dragons! Which I thought was one of the most amazing scenes in all of television! (I have issues.) And could any sex scene with Christian Grey top the love Daenerys once had for her beloved Khal Drogo? You see, this is what I mean about worlds colliding.
Anyway, so Game of Thrones season 4 is set to premiere some time in spring 2014. The release date for Fifty Shades is reported to be August 2014. The filming schedule for Fifty Shades is currently unknown (the cosmos are still writhing in agony over who the hell is going to be cast, after all), but it definitely seems like the two would have to overlap.
Plus, playing Khaleesi, the mother of dragons, has to be a grueling, intense, and emotionally taxing experience. Taking on the role of Ana would also be a huge responsibility. Millions of fans can't wait to see the movie and have put tons of pressure on the leads. Would it even be fair to burden her with both, considering how crazed fans of both franchises can get? Kind of sounds like a recipe for disaster if you ask me.
Well, needless to say, Daenerys, I mean Khalessi, I mean Emilia definitely has the look, the body, the acting chops, the sex appeal, the innocence, and the bad-ass-ness to play Ana. If she doesn't end up being cast (and between you and me and the rest of the Internet, I don't think she will be, as focusing on GoT probably trumps anything else for her right now), let's hope the producers in charge can find someone else just like her.
Do you think there is any way Emilia Clarke could play both Daenerys and Ana in these two hugely popular franchises?
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