The friendships amongst the cast of Game of Thrones are aplenty and one of the most cherished ones is shared between Emilia Clarke and Nathalie Emmanuel. Khaleesi and Missandei of Naath not only share a sweet bond in the TV show but also share a great camaraderie off-screen. Talking candidly about Emilia with People is Nathalie who referred to her colleague as a “joy.” The actress shared that she thoroughly loved working with her as well as learning from her. The two keep a check on each other, every so often, since the series reached its end in May 2019.
In March 2019, through an essay for The New Yorker, Clarke had made a shocking revelation of how she underwent two life-saving brain surgeries after having an aneurysm in 2011. It got so bad, that at one point, the actress asked the medical staff to let her die. Post her second surgery, Emila is now healthy and hearty. Giving major props to her co-star for being so strong, Emmanuel shared, “I remember coming back to work and hearing about [her surgeries] and being like, ‘”Wow, it’s just so crazy and there you are, ready to go back to work.'”
Meanwhile, Emmanuel also got candid about how she cried her eyes out when she read the script of season 8 episode 4 where Missandei gets beheaded at the command of Cersei Lannister. The actress was sad because she loved her character a lot. However, Nathalie is extremely proud of Missandei’s strength and ferocity, even in her darkest moments.