The Heart-wrenching Reason Why Emilia Clarke Once Felt She’s “Incredibly Unattractive”
It’s a sad week for Game of Thrones fans as the decade-long show finally comes to an end. While many are eager to see which character gets to sit on the Iron Throne, at last, others are heartbroken to say goodbye to their favorite actors like Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, and Emilia Clarke.
Aside from their superb acting skills, these stars are admired for their beauty which is why it was difficult for us to grasp that they, too, feel insecurities about their appearance at times.
First, it was Sophie Turner who opened up about her struggles with depression and identity crisis for years. Now, another GoT star revealed her battle with anxiety and depression due to her self-esteem. According to Emilia Clarke, she felt incredibly ugly after undergoing two life-threatening brain surgeries.
In an interview with Stylist, the 32-year old famous GoT actress Emilia Clarke revealed she felt “incredibly unattractive” after having two major brain surgeries. Clarke first opened up about her brain aneurysms earlier this year, but the actress’ health struggles date back to 2011 when she had her first stroke.
The actress can still remember how her body was pumped up with medications which led to some serious (and unattractive) side effects. The water retention in her body caused half of her face to get swollen. Not only did it make her feel incredibly unattractive, but she could see the pain behind her eyes.
Clarke was insecure about her appearance that she even stopped looking at the mirror for a while. The actress said she couldn’t believe her own reflection whenever she looked at herself in the mirror, so she had it removed from her house.
Without a mirror, Emilia struggled to put on her makeup, which she claimed made her appearance even worse and knocked down her confidence further.
The Mother of Dragons further revealed that she had her first stroke while working out in the gym and was taken to the emergency room right away. She underwent surgery for three hours and felt unbearable pain after she woke up. Clarke recalls that her vision became constricted and she could barely see anything when she woke up. The doctors had inserted a tube down her throat which made her she feel extremely nauseous and thirsty.
After a month in the hospital, Clarke was given clearance by the doctors to get back on the Game of Thrones’ set to film the season. The actress thought her struggles were now over. However, she had another brain aneurysm while shooting for the third season, this time, it was double in size, leaving Clark with no other choice but to undergo another surgery. Some part of her skull was replaced with titanium metal during the procedure but fans couldn’t spot it underneath her thick blond weave.
After Emilia Clarke had her second surgery, she realized her physical appearance doesn’t define her beauty. Thanks to her family and friends’ support, she recovered from the health scare and her insecurities after six long years.
Clarke now knows self-loathing and pity won’t make someone beautiful, no matter how perfect their hair and makeup are. Instead of fussing over her appearance, the actress focuses on her inner beauty and winning hearts with her charming smile. Come to think of it, have we ever seen Emilia in a somber mood offscreen?
More in Mind & Mental
Early Exposure to Mobile Devices May Be Affecting Your Child’s Self-Regulation Skills
With today’s modern world, digital screens are everywhere and have been embedded in our everyday lives. Working on your computer, checking...April 22, 2020
Watch Out for Skin Cancer by Using this 3-minute Guide to Get a Basic Know-how of what It Looks Like and how is it Developed
There is only one good thing related to skin cancer, and that is you can easily spot it yourself if you...April 17, 2020
Networking While Social Distancing is Possible—Here’s How
With the government and health officials advising people to avoid social gatherings and stay at home, you would think that keeping...April 16, 2020
Staying Fit Amid The Coronavirus: Should You Wear a Mask While Running?
The coronavirus pandemic has no doubt disrupted the daily lives of people all around the world. Some are fortunate enough to...April 15, 2020
Say no to Medication and Adopt These 5 Tips to Combat Against High Blood Pressure
Whenever you get a high blood pressure reading at the hospital, you might not give it a second thought as to...April 15, 2020
In Search for a Balanced Life? These Experts Just Shared a Few Tricks With Us
Balancing life, along with work, can be challenging for every one of us. But, you are in luck today as there...April 14, 2020
Chinese Doctors Recommended These Foods in Order to Boost Your Immune System Against the Coronavirus; the First one is Often Ignored
People all over the globe are suffering at the hands of coronavirus, but taking measures in order to lower the risk...April 11, 2020
Military Diet: What is It and Does It Actually Work?
There’s another eating plan creating a buzz online right now—and the entire 3-day program is available for people to download for...April 9, 2020
If You Are a Follower of Pescatarian Diet, Here is what You Need to Know to Do It the Right Way
The pescatarian diet became the highlight of the news this week after a celebrity singer claimed that the diet causes mercury...April 7, 2020