- Teen Vogue
“Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke got a chance to look in the rearview mirror and give her younger self some directions.
Clarke, who plays fan favorite Daenerys Targaryen on the HBO hit show, dispensed advice to her 18-year-old self for Teen Vogue.
“Dear Emilia, you just turned 18,” the 29-year-old actress started. “So as your future self, here is some advice I’d like t0 give you.”
In the video, she covers topics including career lessons, body image, drinking, and relationships.
Here are some of Clarke’s best nuggets of wisdom:
On staying the course: “That dream that you had your entire life, the moment that someone says that’s not possible, it is.”
On body image: “You are not as fat as you think you are. There’s some women who look some way and there are other women who look another way, like a whole other way. And the way that the other women look, people love because they look like women.”
On love: “You’re going to feel some serious heartbreak… And the reason why it’s going to hurt so much, it’s because that heartbreak is going to make you doubt yourself. You put yourself out on a plate and you bare everything, and someone says they don’t really like that. So, that makes your feel like you’re not worth it. But you are, and there will be lots of people who will tell you you are worth it.”
And just to give her younger self a hint at what’s coming, Clarke ends the video with a nod to what job is waiting for her at HBO. “It’s autumn now [referring to when she shot the video], but winter is coming.”
Note: Teen Vogue has taken down the video.