GOT: Emilia Clarke Opens Up On The Effects Of Aneurysms On Her Body
Emilia Clarke is talking openly once more about having to deal with two brain aneurysms while filming the HBO series Game of Thrones. The actress discussed how she managed to survive the potentially fatal aneurysms in 2011 and 2014 in a 2019 New Yorker piece.
The actress talked about how difficult the experience was but expressed her gratitude for Game of Thrones and for being alive in an interview with BBC’s Sunday Morning. “Game of Thrones” sweeping me up and giving me that purpose was really helpful.” Speaking again about suffering with two brain aneurysms while shooting on the HBO series Game of Thrones, she also says that “there’s quite a bit missing” when it comes to sections of her brain.
The actress talked about how difficult the experience was but expressed her gratitude for Game of Thrones and for being alive in an interview with BBC’s Sunday Morning. The “Game of Thrones” star noted that the show was helpful in sweeping her up and giving her that purpose. She also revealed that “there’s quite a bit missing,” when it comes to parts of her brain.
“Strokes, basically, as soon as any part of your brain doesn’t get blood for a second it’s gone,” she said. “So the blood finds a different route to get around, but then whatever bit is missing is therefore gone.”
She went on to describe in more detail the seriousness of what had happened to her body and brain. It’s amazing that I can speak, occasionally with clarity, and go about my daily activities normally with no negative effects. I belong to the extremely, extremely, extremely small minority of people who can endure that.
Currently appearing in the West End theater production of Anton Chekhov’s play The Seagull is Clarke, who played Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones.
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