Emilia Clarke reveals the true culprit behind that ‘Game of Thrones’ coffee cup

The strange and slightly amusing saga of the renegade coffee cup on Game of Thrones was brief on-screen, but several months after its one and only appearance, we might finally know which actor is behind it.

A few months back, Sophie Turner alleged that the cup belonged to Emilia Clarke. At the time, it made sense: Clarke, in-character as Daenerys Targaryen, is visible in the scene with the coffee cup and within reaching-distance of it. Even before Turner spoke about it, HBO joked in a statement that the coffee cup was there because someone had gotten Dany’s order wrong.

But now, if you ask Clarke, she has a much different story behind the cup. It wasn’t her—but instead Conleth Hill (Varys), who revealed that the infamous coffee cup belonged to him at a party prior to the Emmys.

“It was his!” she said. “It was Conleth’s coffee cup! He said so. He was like ‘I think it was, I’m sorry darling, I didn’t want to say anything because it seems the heat was very much on you.’ I was like, what?!”

Granted, Clarke added, Hill might have been drunk when he admitted that to her, but until she learns otherwise, she’s taking his word as gospel.

H/T AV Club

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Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski

Michelle Jaworski is a staff writer and the resident Game of Thrones expert at the Daily Dot. She covers entertainment, geek culture, and pop culture and has brought her knowledge to conventions like Con of Thrones. She is based in New Jersey.