Emilia Clarke has admitted her 2013 Broadway debut in Breakfast at Tiffany’s was a “catastrophic failure”.
The Game of Thrones actress’ performance as Holly Golightly in the theatrical adaptation of Truman Capote’s novel was not well received by critics, with some writing that the role was miscast.
Reflecting on the reception to her debut, calling it a “catastrophic failure”, the 35-year-old admitted she was not ready for the job.
“It just wasn’t ready. I was ready? No, I definitely wasn’t ready. I was a baby. I was so young and so inexperienced,” she told BBC News .
The British star recently made his London West End debut with a new revival of Chekhov’s classic The Seagull. The production was originally scheduled to open in March 2020 but closed after just four previews due to the pandemic. It reopened earlier this week.
Speaking ahead of her run, Emilia confessed she was “petrified” because the West End look was “something I’ve wanted for so long”.
“It’s 10 times scarier because there will be people who want to say, ‘Well, she can only perform on camera, she clearly can’t perform on stage,’ which is obviously the biggest scared,” she said.
However, the Last Christmas star is also thrilled to be on stage, adding, “There is no higher art than theatre. I love it. I love it. I feel happier, more secure. safety, no longer at home.”
The Seagull runs until September 10 at the Harold Pinter Theatre.