WATCH: Emilia Clarke Hilariously Fails Chewbacca Impression On ‘Fallon’
Emilia Clarke may be the Mother of Dragons, but she isn't in touch with all fantastical creatures. The actress failed to do a Wookiee impression.
A Shameful Attempt
Appearing on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Monday, to promote upcoming Star Wars spinoff, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Clarke was put on the spot.
A Wookiee roar is, naturally, very distinctive, so it makes sense that the actress wasn't automatically able to just do it. However, that hasn't stopped the likes of Liam Hemsworth, Jennifer Lawrence, and Seth Rogen from nailing it.
Game of Thrones star Clarke took up the challenge to translate English phrases from the upcoming flick to Chewbacca's native tongue of Shryiiwook.
Although she tried her best with phrases including "Ready to jump to hyperspace" and "Watch out! Star Destroyer straight ahead," the actress sounded more like she was struggling to breathe.
"Oh my god! That's worse than I thought it was in my head. I was like it's going to be bad, but that's terrible," she admitted.
Host Fallon did nothing to soften the blow, telling her even his impression was objectively better.
"I thought mine was bad but that is really up there," he said.
The Full Story
Clarke plays human character Qi'ra in Solo: A Star Wars Story, girlfriend to Alden Ehrenreich's Han Solo, opposite Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian and Paul Bettany as the Big Bad, from which Solo and a rag-tag group of smugglers must steal something valuable.
The movie was besieged by rumors of behind-the-scenes issues, following the departure of original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who left the project over creative differences.
Ron Howard, who took over mid-shoot, has promised fans that the prequel will include how Han meets BFF and copilot Chewbacca, how he acquires the Millennium Falcon from Lando, and how he meets Calrissian for the first time. The flick hits theaters worldwide on May 25.
Her Priorities Are In The Right Place
Brit actress Clarke is most-well known for her role as Daenerys Stormborn on the hit HBO seriesGame of Thrones, which is set to air its eighth and final season in 2019.
Clarke admitted to Fallon that she accidentally set up a screening of the highly anticipated Star Wars spinoff on the same day as the royal wedding.
Instead of sitting with her family and friends to check out the movie, Clarke left them to it and went off to watch Prince Harry marry Meghan Markle instead.
Considering 29 million people watched the nuptials online, the actress wasn't alone in making the decision to do so above all else.
Check out the full clip of Clarke attempting to go Wookiee below.