'Game Of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke doesn't want cosmetic surgery after brain haemorrhages

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Emilia Clarke attending the 73rd British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Emilia Clarke has had two brain haemorrhages. (PA)

Emilia Clarke has revealed she wouldn’t go under the knife for plastic surgery after suffering two potentially fatal brain haemorrhages.

The actor had her first haemorrhage in 2011, not long after she had finished shooting the first series of Game Of Thrones, and previously said it left her unable to recall her full name for several days. 

Then in 2013 she had surgery for a second aneurysm on the other side of her brain.

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Clarke told People magazine that the experience helped her to realise that beauty comes from the inside, asking: “What the f*** is wrong with aging?”

"The idea of me putting my face in the hands of someone else with a knife, no, no, no! Don't come at me with that. It's not going to happen," said the actor, 34.

Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones (Credit: HBO)
Emilia Clarke in Game Of Thrones. (HBO)

Clarke added that one reason was fear and that she also felt that she wouldn’t be able to do her job properly if she couldn’t move her face.

The star said she didn’t have a carpe diem moment when she had her brain haemorrhages but that she did become very scared of dying.

She went on: "What the f*** is wrong with aging? What are the two truths in life? Taxes and death. It's happening. Getting older is a guarantee. I think the women who look most beautiful are the women who don't look younger."

Emilia Clarke attending the Fashion Awards 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London.
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The star wants to grow old gracefully. (EMPICS)

The actor found fame as Daenerys Targaryen in hit fantasy series Game Of Thrones, which she starred in from 2011 to 2019.

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Clarke is also known for films including Solo: A Star Wars Story and Last Christmas.

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