Did you know that Emilia Clarke is part-Asian?
The 31-year-old British actress who stars as the Mother of Dragons in the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones” and portrays Qi’ra in the “Solo: A Star Wars Story”, recently shared that she’s one-eighth Indian.
In speaking with Vanity Fair, the bubbly star recalled how her grandmother had to rely on make up and beauty products to conceal the fact that she was half Indian.
“The fact that (my grandmother) had to hide her skin colour, essentially, and try desperately to fit in with everyone else must’ve been incredibly difficult. So, yeah: history of fighters,” Clarke was quoted as saying.
According to Next Shark, this isn’t the first time this A-lister has talked about her ancestry. During an interview with Harpers Bazaar last November, Clarke told the publication that her granny, who died when she was only 16 years old, had a soft spot for India.
“It’s this epic story: My grandmother was colonial Indian, and it was a big old family secret because her mum had an affair with someone in India,” she told the fashion magazine, before adding, “She would wear makeup to make her skin look white.”
When her grandmother passed away, Clarke and her boyfriend (at the time) travelled to India to scatter her ashes. “She loved India more than she loved England,” the actress remarked. “F**k, yeah. I love that part of me—I’m like one-eighth Indian.”
To quote E. Alex Jung, you’re a “Stealth Asian” Clarke ;)
Source: Next Shark.