Emilia Clarke is an English actress known for her work on screen and stage. She has received a number of accolades, including an Empire Award, a Saturn Award, in addition to nominations for four Primetime Emmy Awards and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a 2019 place on the Time 100. The star of Game of Thrones has spoken up about the two brain aneurysms she experienced while filming the series.
The 35-year-old actor earlier disclosed that in 2011 and 2013, she had endured two brain aneurysms. A blood vessel aneurysm is a bulge that develops due to a weakening in the vessel wall, typically where it branches. She recently appeared on BBC One’s Sunday Morning on July 17th.
The amount of my brain that is no longer usable – it’s remarkable that I am able to speak, sometimes articulately, and live my life completely normally with absolutely no repercussions. I am in the really, really, really small minority of people that can survive that. There’s quite a bit missing! Which always makes me laugh. Because strokes, basically, as soon as any part of your brain doesn’t get blood for a second, it’s gone. And so the blood finds a different route to get around but then whatever bit it’s missing is therefore gone.
Following the aneurysms, Clarke experienced aphasia and at one time lost track of her own name. Fortunately, Clarke’s memory has not been negatively impacted over the long term. She has felt comfortable playing in the two-and-a-half-hour production of The Seagull at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London.
From 2011 through 2019, Clarke portrayed Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO masterpiece, Game of Thrones. Emilia has used her experiences to help others. The SameYou organization, founded by Clarke in 2019, aims to raise money for those recuperating from brain surgery and strokes.
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