Daenerys Targaryen Fucked Up Meeting Beyoncé

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The Mother of Dragons can’t even handle meeting Beyoncé.

During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday night, Emilia Clarke talked about briefly meeting the pop star at an Academy Awards afterparty. Beyoncé is, unsurprisingly, a Game of Thrones fan. Stars, they’re just like us!

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“She voluntarily came up to me, open-faced like, ‘I wanna talk to this girl,’” Clarke says. “And I just messed it up. She was clearly a fan and I ruined it.”

Okay, humble brag, but go on.

“I think I started crying,” she says, making the dorkiest noise possible. “Exactly that noise came out of my mouth. And she was like, ‘Hey this is uncomfortable now. I thought you’d be cool, you’re not cool, bye.’ And I was like, ‘No, can I get you a drink?’”

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Clarke says she wants another shot when she can control herself. Can you really blame her for messing it up the first time?

Pop Culture Reporter, Jezebel

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DISCUSSION

Kat Marlowe

The only experience I’ve had like this was the first time I met the Obamas.

The introduction went fine, primarily because my mother walked me over to them (without telling me who I was meeting) and was, like, “Michelle, Barack, I’d like to introduce you to my daughter Kat.” So, I floated on the ambush intro for a second.

But, after a minute or so of apparently just staring at them like a total idiot, my dad leaned close to me and said, “Take a breath, kid. Get a grip on your cool.” They weere still intimidating to be near (by reputation. They’re both super nice) but I’ve met them a few times since (and, they know my name. Swoon.) and can hold a semi-normal conversation with them.

And, I’m 70% sure I no longer look at them in full heart eyes mode.