Emilia Clarke Does Solo

The GoT Star Seduces the Space Man

BY: Claire Connors

When Game of Thrones finished up Season 7 last summer, the thought of another two years until the epic series’ finale was too much for many fans to stand. It’s especially painful for those eager to see how Daenerys and Jon Snow‘s love story is going to develop (tsk, tsk, evil show runners for leaving us hanging like that!).

While we wait for that climatic ending, we can see actress Emilia Clarke in two other equally exciting films. The British beauty joins the elite group of young, talented actors picking up the Star Wars mantle and running with it. This month, she stars opposite Alden Ehrenreich (Hail Caesar!) in A Star Wars Story. 

We already know that Han Solo meets his future copilot, Chewbacca, and the gambling rogue Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover). But it’s Emilia we’re curious about. She plays Qi’Ra, a gorgeous and deadly femme fatale who also happens to be the childhood pal of Han’s. Now, as adults, they’re fighting to survive and reluctantly falling in love along the way. Now that’s some sexual tension we’d like to see!

Later this year, Emilia stars in the thriller Above Suspicion, the true story about an FBI agent (Jack Huston) assigned to an Appalachian mountain town in Kentucky. Newly married, the agent finds himself falling for a local woman (Clarke) who will eventually become his star witness. As the scheme begins to dissolve, the couple find themselves in deadly peril.

We’re also keeping an eye out for Clarke’s newest ad for the Dolce & Gabbana fragrance, The One. She was spotted in Rome a few months ago, her hair freshly bleached Khaleesi blonde, looking terribly sexy. It should be on the air soon, but not soon enough.