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Wednesday 16 October 2019

Wax Museum's joy as Emilia shown 'frightening' waxwork on US TV

Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke
Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke

Dublin's wax museum has said it is delighted Emilia Clarke has spoken on American TV about her waxwork depicting her as her Game Of Thrones character - even though she says it makes her look like her brother.

The actress (32) plays Daenerys Targaryen in the hit HBO fantasy series and her Mother of Dragons dummy was unveiled last week.

"Here's the funny thing. If anyone wants to know what my brother actually looks like, it's that. He looks like that," she said, speaking on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

"I mean, that's him, with mascara and a wig. I mean, legitimately, it's frightening. I was like, 'That is my brother."

But a spokesperson for the museum told the Herald they were "delighted" with Emilia's comments.

The waxwork
The waxwork

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"We were completely surprised that she was shown our waxwork," they said.

"She was an absolute star when she started talking about it. We are absolutely honoured to even say that we were on Jimmy Kimmel. But we would also like to stress we are an Irish museum.

"We are very proud of our Irish artwork and it is one sculptor that we are incredibly proud of.

"It's a piece of art that was never created before and we should forever be proud of that."

The waxwork is the first from the National Wax Museum Plus this year and stands in the Grand Hall of Fame.

The actress confessed recently that it had taken "some balls" to play the fiery Daenerys in the series.

"She has given me a huge amount of confidence," said Clarke.

"It took some balls to play her. She's daunting as anything and that sort of rubs off," she told Hello! magazine.

Her character is one of the most significant in the series and Clarke has said that the final episodes will be "even bigger" than the last.

Meanwhile, the Mother of Dragons has advised people to buy the biggest television possible to watch it.

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