Game of Thrones actors Emilia Clarke and Rose Leslie, who played Daenerys Targaryen and Ygritte respectively, were in India. Here are pictures from their detox trip to the mighty mountains. By Bayar Jain
Hit series Game of Thrones might have ended, but our love for it hasn’t! As we continue to shadow the cast’s Instagram accounts, we noticed stars Emilie Clarke and Rose Leslie vacationing in India. Daenerys Targaryen, played by Clarke, took to Instagram to share pictures of her detox trip to the Himalayas along with co-star Rose Leslie who played Ygritte on the fantasy drama.
Beginning her post with ‘Namaskar India’, Clarke appears to have stayed at the Ananda in the Himalayas resort in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. Not only did she unwind with a couple of books, namely The Overstory by Richard Powers and Saltwater by Jessica Andrews, but she can also be seen soaking in the complete ‘Indian’ experience by lighting diyas at one of the ghats.
Although Clarke plays the ‘Mother of Dragons’ on the show, she seems to have no power against the mischievous monkeys that throng the region. The pair was robbed by the wily locals as they vacationed in India. According to the post, the pair were “robbed blind by monkeys” during their travels, but unlike their feisty fictional counterparts, she notes “we hardly put up a fight.”
However, this incident didn’t faze the actors even the slightest. Her caption ends on a spiritual note. She wrote: “Figuring out that all you’re ever looking for can be found within. Corny as hell but my god, is it true!”
Clarke’s connection to India isn’t unknown though. In an interview in 2017, she revealed that she is actually part-Indian. Her grandmother was colonial Indian, she said in the same conversation.
On the work front, Clarke will be seen on the big screen again. Co-starring Thora Birch, she will be seen in an FBI crime thriller titled Above Suspicion. She will also be starring in a holiday rom-com titled Last Christmas, directed by Paul Feig, and co-written by Emma Thompson.
Rose Leslie, on the other hand, is currently starring in a show titled The Good Fight. In this crime series, she can be seen playing the lead role of Maia Rindell, a lawyer on the show.