Emilia Clarke was all of us when she met Beyoncé for the first time… an awkward mess.
The Game of Thrones actress may play a queen on TV, but when it came time to meeting actual American royalty (they don’t call her Queen Bey for no reason), Emilia said she completely clammed up.
While on Jimmy Kimmel Live Wednesday, Emilia recalled her first encounter with Queen Bey, saying it was anything but Khaleesi-like. “It was the Oscars after-party,” Emilia began.
“And she voluntarily came up to me, open-faced, like, ‘I want to talk to this girl.’ And I just messed it up. She was clearly a fan and I ruined it.”
The GOT star went on to say that a weird noise came out of her mouth after Beyonce introduced herself, and she “started crying.”
“Exactly that noise came out of my mouth,” Emilia continued. “And she was like, ‘Hey, this is uncomfortable now. I thought you’d be cool. You’re not cool. Bye.’ And I was like, ‘No, can I get you a drink? At your own event?’ “
And if that wasn’t awkward enough, she said Jay-Z was also there, watching the whole thing go down. “He was like, ‘Sup?’ He witnessed it all, he was like, ‘Oh, she’s going to mess it up… and there it is, bye!” Emilia recalled. “And then I just kept trying to find them all night. It didn’t work, because I was crying.”
Despite their awkward first meeting, Emilia has hope she’ll be able to redeem herself one day. “[If I had] another shot, I would control myself. I love her, I absolutely love her. […] It breaks my heart how much I messed it up,” she shared.
Article: Lauren Crawford