Emilia Clarke Recollects Her First Broadway Debut Calls It A “Catastrophic Failure”

First performances always hold a unique place in an Actor’s memory. Seems like it isn’t the case with Game Of Thrones Actress Emilia Clarke.

Emilia Clarke is set to debut in a play named The Seagull at the West End Stage. The Seagull is a play written by Anton Chekov and Emilia Clarke will be playing the character of Nina in the production.

Previously the production was supposed to start in 2020, but due to the pandemic, it was delayed. As Emilia will be performing on the stage soon, she recalls the 2013 Broadway show that she considers a “Catastrophic failure.”

It was her first Broadway performance in the Year 2013 production of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. She played the role of Holly Golightly and was the lead in the play. She didn’t really get good reviews for her performance in the show & that’s why she is hoping for the best, that the current show goes well.

In a recent interview, she also revealed her biggest fear that people will judge her by saying that she can only act on camera and not on the stage. She fears what if she isn’t able to deliver the best performance on stage.

She says,” I’m profoundly aware of the fact that there will be people who love Game of Thrones and are seeing it for that.” Because she is 10 times more frightened that people will judge her for her performance on stage and if it didn’t go well.

Further, she spoke about how her first performance was a failure & how she was less experienced in plays back then, she says” It was a catastrophic failure. It was just not ready. Was I ready? No, I was definitely not ready. I was a baby. I was so young and so inexperienced.”

Referring to Game of Thrones and speaking about the audience at play she said, “Hopefully they’ll come and go. We just came to see the Mother of Dragons, oh how frustrating she’s not on a dragon, this isn’t what I paid for. Spoiler: I’m not on a dragon at any point during this play.”

Hoping for the best she continues,” But hopefully they get, as a kind of little extra, is that they get to enjoy this play that they might not have seen otherwise.”

The play will start on 30th June 2022, to September 10, 2022. Tom Rhys is also a part of the play, he is playing the role of Trigorin. The play will be held at Harold Pinter Theatre.

Shazmeen is a media student & a writer who likes creating content around Movies & Entertainment for the web. She loves exploring other niches as well & believes in curating content that is well researched & meaningful.