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Things Daenerys Targaryen of Game of Thrones and Holly Golightly of Breakfast at Tiffany's have in common: They're both usually the youngest woman in the room. They both have memorable personal style. And they're both played by British actress Emilia Clarke, whose Broadway production of the latter is in previews this month.
This isn't Audrey Hepburn's Breakfast. The new play stays close to Truman Capote's original novella, which is set in the 1940s—meaning there's no Givenchy to be found. Instead, Clarke wears '40s looks by costume designer Colleen Atwood, with hair and makeup by Target beauty partners Sonia Kashuk and Umberto Savone.
At a Target-sponsored breakfast on Thursday, Clarke revealed herself to be a lot more friendly than the exiled queen she plays on HBO. She admitted to idolizing Audrey Hepburn as a kid: "Yes, I am that cliché." Her dad, a sound designer, helped kindle her love of theatre, but it was her mom who taught her everything she knows about beauty, including how to manage her dramatic brows. "My mum had rules growing up: Don't do drugs, don't have sex, and don't touch your eyebrows."
Asked about Daenerys's white-blonde wig, which reportedly takes up to two hours to style, Clarke sounded almost nostalgic. She misses it in the off-season, she said. Still, it sounds clear that she prefers the dark one she wears for Breakfast at Tiffany's, which she described as "fabulous." For the record, underneath all those wigs, her natural hair is auburn, shiny, and fully jealousy-inducing.
· 'Game of Thrones': Hair Secrets! [EW]
· First Look at Emilia Clarke as Holly Golightly [Broadway]