The Funny Way Emilia Clarke Met Beyoncé

As if we didn’t already love Emilia Clarke, she goes and tells us the funniest fangirl story ever. It is hard to believe that the actress who portrays the fierce Daenerys Targaryen, might be shy or scared in the presence of anyone else, but according to Clarke, it’s true. There is one person on this planet that can turn the Queen of Dragons into a silly little girl — and that person is also a queen.

It turns out that the Game of Thrones star is a huge Beyoncé fan. It’s no wonder that the Queen B has this effect on people; she does cast a huge shadow. Plus, she holds all the Infinity Stones.

During an interview, Clarke told the world about her first, and possibly her last, encounter with the Homecoming artist. And yeah, Jay-Z was there too. 

Emilia Clarke is a big Beyoncé fan

Emilia Clarke
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Clarke is usually on the other side of fangirl type admiration. She is, after all, a big deal in the Seven Kingdoms. Ask any Game of Thrones fan who she is, and they will tell you: She is a queen. She is the mother of dragons. She is Khaleesi.

Clarke is used to having fans lose it when they meet her, and she is used to seeing celebrities. Not only has she worked with a lot of A-Listers, but Clarke is often seen at awards shows. She is never at a loss for words. That is of course unless the A-Lister is her all-time fave. 

According to her interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Beyoncé is her end-all-be-all favorite celebrity. She loves everything about her. When Clarke was at an Oscars after-party, she came face to face with the Queen B herself.

The funny way Emilia Clarke met Beyoncé

Their first encounter did not go so well, and after hearing the story, we agree. We also can’t believe that a star as big as Clarke, can be just like the rest of us around celebrities.

Beyoncé was at the same party as Clarke and started walking over to talk to her. Clarke recounts: “Like, came up to me, open face, like, ‘I wanna talk to this girl. I wanna talk to her.’ Me!” According to Clarke, she even had to look over her shoulder, to see if someone else was behind her. What happened next is something Beyoncé is probably very familiar with.

She realized that Beyoncé must have been a fan of hers, and that must have blown her mind. When Beyoncé greeted her, Clarke apparently just made a strange sound. Completely unable to form actual words or force them to come out of her mouth. “I just was like…[makes a weird noise]. I think I started crying and I just messed it up. She was clearly a fan, and I ruined it. I ruined it.”

She also said that it was clear Beyoncé was uncomfortable, and she walked away. “And she’s like, ‘Hey, this is uncomfortable now. I thought you’d be cool. You’re not cool. Bye.'”

Jay-Z saw the whole thing go down

To make the encounter with her favorite celebrity even more awkward and let’s be honest, funny, Beyoncé’s husband was there too. He ended up seeing the entire thing go down. As if embarrassing yourself in front of Beyoncé wasn’t bad enough, Jay-Z saw it. When asked if he said anything, Clarke said: “Sup?”

She was also under the impression that Jay-Z might have assumed Clarke was going to mess up the interaction. Almost like he was used to seeing people make a fool of themselves in front of his mega-star wife. Don’t feel too bad for Clarke. She was in the presence of one of the most powerful and influential women in the world. 

After the encounter, Clarke spent the night looking for them again. She seems confident that if she gets another chance, she will make a better second impression.