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Emilia Clarke Says She Feared Getting Fired From ‘Game Of Thrones’ & Dying “On Live TV” Due To Brain Injuries

Emilia Clarke is opening up about the fears she had following several brain injuries and the repercussions it would have on her work filming Game of Thrones.

“When you have a brain injury, because it alters your sense of self on such a dramatic level, all of the insecurities you have going into the workplace quadruple overnight,” Clarke said in an interview with Big Issue. The Last Christmas star is raising awareness of brain injuries with her charity SameYou, which partnered with Big Issue Recruit to help other people who have suffered from aneurysms. Clarke said that after suffering the injuries, she thought she wouldn’t be able to act again, telling the publication that she “asked medical staff to let her die.” The star was able to overcome that and now says that others can too, adding, “It has given me a superpower.”

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