Emilia Clarke may have been Queen of the Andals and the First Men as Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones, but when she met the real-life Queen Bey, she was far less composed. The gorgeous actress recently appeared on The Graham Norton Show, where she and Regina King gushed over attending Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s secret Oscars afterparty earlier this year. While Emilia explained that she did not expect to actually meet Beyoncé at the shindig in February, she was at a loss for words when the moment actually came . . . and what she lacked in words, she made up for in tears.
“Queen Bey came up to me and was like, ‘I’d love to talk to you!’ And I just did not respond in the way that I was thinking she thought I might respond,” Emilia said. “I was like, ‘Oh my god, oh my god.’ Too many drinks in, started crying, it didn’t go well.” Given that Beyoncé is a Game of Thrones fan (she even owns one of the coveted dragon eggs from the show), we’re sure she didn’t mind. I mean, it’s only natural to lose your sh*t when meeting Beyoncé. Lizzo recently had a similar reaction when she realized Bey was watching her perform at the Made in America Festival last month. Watch Emilia talk about that incredible interaction above, and then check out all of Beyoncé’s best moments from 2019.