After starring in one of the biggest TV shows known to man, both in scope and in viewership, Game of Thrones vet Emilia Clarke is now set up to join yet another massive franchise as part of the MCU's increasing lineup of Disney+ TV series. Having joined Secret Invasion somewhat unofficially in the spring, Clarke hasn't been able to say much about her new Marvel role opposite Samuel L. Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn. And while she was finally able to say the name of her own series on The Tonight Show, it doesn't sound like HBO's spoiler security on Game of Thrones would have matched up with Marvel's secrecy standards.
During her virtual interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Emilia Clarke fielded a question or two about Marvel's Secret Invasion. I'm using the world "fielded" as loosely as it can be stretched, since the first thing she brought up was her paranoia and Marvel watchdogs. In her words:
Well, okay, so yeah, I'm pretty sure we can say it's called Secret Invasion. I'm already scared! The first people I spoke to from Marvel were their security team and I am convinced that there is a man outside my house. There's been a car parked there for a long time, and I swear to God, he's undercover.
Like many of us would similarly assume, Jimmy Fallon voiced the idea that Marvel execs probably had a bit more trust invested in Emilia Clarke, seeing as how she went through eight seasons of Game of Thrones, where spoiler secrecy was often just as notable as the storytelling. But it would appear Marvel has a fresh-slate way of viewing such things, and trust isn't so much a factor when it comes to details potentially leaking. Here's how Clarke reacted to Fallon's presumption:
No, that's what I thought! But they schooled me. And so...I don't know what to do.
Emilia Clarke ended that line of conversation looking bemused but also genuinely perplexed about how she'll be able to go on with life as a part of Marvel's Secret Invasion without being able to say anything about beyond directly pointing out that she can't say anything about it. And here she thought joining the MCU would just lead to having some giggles with friends. Which I suppose it still can, but only if those giggles aren't meant to be some kind of code that spreads Marvel secrets to others within earshot.
Check out the full segment below, which also talks about Emilia Clarke's new Marvel comic book M.O.M.: Mother of Madness, which hit shelves on Wednesday, July 21.