I mean, Daniel Day Lewis, I think he could learn something from me.
May 25, 2018 2:33 PM   Subscribe

damnit Emilia, you never draw your profit line in red.
posted by mullacc at 2:40 PM on May 25, 2018 [7 favorites]

Okay. That facial expression is the definition of successfully winning.
posted by 256 at 3:17 PM on May 25, 2018 [2 favorites]

> mullacc:
"damnit Emilia, you never draw your profit line in red."

You'd think a world-class graph lover like her would know that, wouldn't you?
posted by Samizdata at 4:09 PM on May 25, 2018

posted by knoyers at 4:19 PM on May 25, 2018

That's a clever idea.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 4:34 PM on May 25, 2018

It's all in the eyebrows... prehensile...
posted by sammyo at 5:09 PM on May 25, 2018 [4 favorites]

I haven't seen Solo yet - going tomorrow - but I honestly think this is the best acting I've ever seen her do. Admittedly that's just GOT. She's *ok* on GOT but always seemed stiff and limited. Based on that I wouldn't have guessed she had a knack for dry comedy.
posted by chris24 at 5:46 PM on May 25, 2018 [2 favorites]

I approve. :)
posted by mordax at 6:08 PM on May 25, 2018

Tbh, I was hoping to see her take on laughing alone with salad.
posted by mhum at 6:12 PM on May 25, 2018 [7 favorites]

I was super hoping there'd be a link to getty images that would allow royalty free reuse of these images for a set fee. I want this to appear on generic websites promoting the next ICO.

But yeah, this was much better than I expected.
posted by el io at 3:17 AM on May 26, 2018 [2 favorites]

I saw this the other day and considered posting it, despite how high-profile I knew it would be. And it's because it's quite good -- she's both very funny and, mostly, quite good at being a stock photography model.

I especially loved the "You can drop character, Emilia" bit.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 5:23 AM on May 26, 2018 [3 favorites]

You can actually see her nailing the stock photo pose and then going just a little bit further to land the joke.
posted by tobascodagama at 7:27 AM on May 26, 2018 [6 favorites]

I think she's great and I enjoyed this. I wish we could better contextualize actors' contributions to stuff though. This actor didn't come up with a marvelously witty pisstake on stock photos. Some writer did. And Emilia Clarke was game enough/cool enough to lend her talents. Unless this was her idea and she pitched it to a writer who was game and executed it, which also happens.

Sorry. I'm a little het up because I just read a DVD case for The Princess Bride saying that "only the mind of Rob Reiner could...[blah blah]." And I was like, Motherfucker, the mind of William Goldman had this idea fully formed before Rob Reiner's agent even sent him a script to look over... Anyway, attributing authorship to the most famous person involved rather than, you know, the actual author is weird.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:00 PM on May 26, 2018 [2 favorites]

Well, Vanity Fair only credited Clarke in the video so we have no idea who wrote, directed, etc.
posted by octothorpe at 3:51 PM on May 26, 2018

That was so deadpan and hilarious. I also thought that suit was going to swallow her whole.
posted by Thorzdad at 6:09 PM on May 26, 2018

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