Listen up Game of Thrones fans! The Daenerys Targaryen actress, Emilia Clarke, will be returning to the big screen on June 3rd as Louisa Clark in the new motion picture, Me Before You. Directed by Thea Sherrock, Me Before You is an adaptation of the New York Times bestselling novel by the novelist JoJo Moyes.
Clarke plays a comfortable twenty-six year old who lives an ordinary, routine, and somewhat boring life, until she loses her job. Struggling to make ends meet, Louisa takes on a job as a care-taker for Will Traynor, a quadriplegic due to a motorcycle accident two years prior. The intermingling of these two lives develops into an unordinary love story that asks, “What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?” From laughable moments of wit and utter happiness, to moments of indescribable heartache, Me Before You does not fall short of expressing the depths of human emotion while reminding us of the powerful privileges associated with individual choice.
Recognize Clarke’s co-star? Finnick Odair from The Hunger Games, is that you? It sure is. One can only hope to see more of the Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin duo in future box office films!