Emilia Clarke channels her inner mother of dragons with new look

Even after seven seasons of Game of Thrones, people are still shocked to discover Emilia Clarke is brunette. Yes, Daenerys Targaryen’s luxuriant blonde hair is a wig. But is that going to change for the final season?

According to a new Instagram post, Clarke may have ditched her wig in favor of a dye job. With a nod to the creators of her “Khaleesi wig,” she posted a photo of herself with newly platinum blonde hair. For those who aren’t well-versed in the art of haircare, there’s a reason why she didn’t do this from season 1. This kind of intense bleaching seriously fries your hair, risking long-term damage if you keep doing it.


Of course, her natural hair is pretty short, so maybe she’ll sport some extensions as well. But Daenerys could get a drastic haircut in season 8, who knows?

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor