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Emilia Clarke Says She's Moving Onto Indie Movies After 'Game of Thrones'

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 29: Emilia Clarke attends the "Last Christmas" New York Premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on October 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
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Emilia Clarke is ready to reset her acting career. The actress, formerly known as Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones, says she's been consistently promoting project after project and now she's done with the auto-pilot process of it all.

“For 10 years, I was either on ‘Game of Thrones’ or I was doing a different movie, and if I wasn’t doing a different movie, I was promoting a different movie or I was promoting ‘Game of Thrones,'” Clarke recently explained IndieWire. “Now I just want to be able to do a project and to put all of my energy just into that, as opposed to trying to make myself into seven different people to do seven different kind of things at once.”

She went on to say that she's "actively looking for indies" and saying bye-bye to blockbusters for now. However, the 33-year-old actress also admitted that even after GoT put her on the mega-star map, she’s been struggling to land the kind of work she truly wants. But she also said she's gotten pickier when choosing roles.

"In the beginning, I took everything that anyone offered to me, because why not?” Clarke added. “I kept thinking that my good luck was going to run out. With the end of the show, I’m looking at things in a very different light and I now see the importance of my own time and I now respect and value that a little bit more. I want to do that a service. I’m going to be pretty careful about the next things that I do.”

There's no doubt that whatever role the four-time Emmy nominee finally takes, it's going to be worth watching. And we'll do our best to be patient in the meantime.