Emilia Clarke is making the switch from medieval-fantasy Game Of Thrones to futuristic sci-fi Star Wars, but she still plays an awesome character, saying Qi-ra has a ‘core of steel.’
The 31-year-old actress landed the role of Qi’ra in the Han Solo story movie in late 2016 and the movie is set for release on May 25th. As we all know, Emilia plays the role of Daenerys Targaryen on the HBO giant ‘Game Of Thrones’ and is currently filming season 8 of the show which is mega highly anticipated and is coming in 2019.
Clarke is not the only actress to make the switch from Game Of Thrones to play a big role in Star Wars. We’ve seen it with Brianne of Tarth actress Gwendoline Christie, who played Captain Phasma in The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
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In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Emilia Clarke spoke about her character on the movie.
When asked about her relationship to Han Solo in the movie she said “Well, they grew up as comrades, essentially. They grew up as pals, as partners in crime. There is obviously the romantic side of things. But they grew up together. So they were kids together. And the beautiful thing about this Han Solo story is it’s highlighting all of the most brilliant aspects of Han Solo the character and characterizing those aspects in characters that he meets on his journey to becoming who he is.”
Solo: A Star Wars Story: Emilia Clarke Teases Her Role & Gives Interesting Details
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When asked about why we don’t hear about Qi’ra from Solo in the other movies she said, “Something must happened to affect him as a person, but for us fans not to know about her. Twists happen, and there is this great idea of trust — and who do you trust and how do you trust? And which side of the tracks are either character from — or going to?”
Clarke also said that her character is going to be another badass female, just like Rey, Jyn Erso, Rose, Phasma, Ahsoka, Padme, Holdo, and others. “This girl gets to be badass. And strong. And has her own journey. Qi’ra’s journey is definitely one of survival and strength. The way that I felt about her was yeah this girl has got a core of steel.”
Solo: A Star Wars Story: Through a series of daring escapades, young Han Solo meets his future co-pilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian. This movie releases in cinemas May 25th,
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