Emilia Clarke Confirms 'Mild' Flirtation Between Daenerys & Yara: 'Why Not?'
'Get rid of Daario, bring on the ladies. Why not?'
[Warning: The following article contains minor spoilers from Game of Thrones season 6, episode 9 "Battle of the Bastards."]
Did you catch the flirtation between Daenerys and Yara Greyjoy on Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones? "Battle of the Bastards" was an incredible episode, but part of what made it so incredible was the intense chemistry between two of Westeros' most badass ladies.
We're loving the idea of D+Y=WD: Daenerys Targaryen and Yara Greyjoy = World Domination. It's our own personal pet theory, and we will go down with this ship.
Offering a hefty fleet in exchange for Daenerys' support, Yara and Theon ask Dany to ensure Yara usurps her Uncle Euron, taking her rightful place on the Iron Salt throne:
"Has the Iron Islands ever had a queen before?" the Khaleesi asks.
"No more than Westeros," Yara responds.
"Lord Tyrion tells me your father was a terrible king," Daenerys fires back.
"You and I have that in common," Yara says without skipping a beat, to which Daenerys acquiesces: "We do. And both murdered by a usurper as well."
The conversation turns to Euron, who Yara says is ready to give Dany "his big c*ck, I think he said." She continues by sharing that "Euron's offer is also an offer of marriage, you see. You won't get one without the other."
"And I imagine your offer is free of any marriage demands?" Daenerys jokes.
"I never demand, but I'm up for anything, really," Yara jokes right back, a comment which evokes a tiny smirk from the Khaleesi.
Despite the witty banter, smirks, and smiley eyes, some weren't convinced there was any legitimate flirtation going on — just two powerful females swapping jabs and showing respect, they said.
But in a new behind-the-scenes clip featuring commentary from Emilia Clarke and Gemma Whelan, Clarke confirms she's all about the ladies. Summarizing her scene with Whelan in her own words, the 29-year-old seems very enthused:
"There’s mild flirtation, which is exciting to say the least. I mean, get rid of Daario, bring on the ladies. Why not?"
Why not indeed, Emilia. Why not, indeed.
Check out Whelan's thoughts below, and don't forget to tune in for Game of Thrones' season 6 finale "The Winds of Winter" on Sunday, June 26.