Emilia Clarke does not need your unsolicited beauty advice, thank you very much.
In a recent interview with Elle UK, the Game of Thrones star shared an experience with a facialist who told her to get face fillers at 28 years old. “I showed her the door,” she shared. “I was literally just like, ‘Get out.’ Her exact words were, ‘Then, you can have your face back.’”
Given that choosing to get injectables or fillers is a purely personal choice, it’s extremely inappropriate to tell someone, unprompted, to get work done. “I’ve never had it because I’m petrified, and I definitely don’t want it now, but I’m not saying I won’t want it later,” Clarke added. “I’m allowing myself room to change my mind. But I don’t like the fact that it’s suddenly become normal that everybody just gets work done.”
She also shared this wasn’t the first time she felt pressured to try injectables. “You hear about all your contemporaries getting it done and you’re like, ‘Does that mean I have to? Should I be doing that?’ And then you work on a movie and the director of photography lights you beautifully and you get over it,” she said.
Personally, Clarke wants her face to reflect her life experiences. “At 34, I am wiser, more intelligent, I’ve had more experiences, I’ve done all this stuff and I’m proud of that. You can only do that because you are the age you are,” she said. “Time is the only thing [that] allows you to do those things. So, if my face is gonna reflect the time that I’ve spent on this earth, I’m down for that.”
If there’s one thing you can count on from Emilia Clarke, it’s that she’ll stick up for herself. Back in August 2020, Clarke explained that she fought against excessive nudity while working on GoT. “I’ve had fights on set before where I’m like, ‘No, the sheet stays up,’ and they’re like, ‘You don’t wanna disappoint your Game of Thrones fans,’” she recalled during an appearance on Dax Shepard‘s Armchair Expert. “And I’m like, ‘Fuck you’….I feel like I’ve seen enough now to know what is actually needed.”
It looks like all that time playing the Mother of Dragons rubbed off on her. You love to see it.