Actress Emilia Clarke is perhaps best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen/Khaleesi on HBO’s long-running Game of Thrones series. However, she has also made a name for herself within the Star Wars universe. Clarke played young Han Solo’s Corellian girlfriend, Qi’ra in Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), and now she’s speaking out about her ideas for the future of the Star Wars franchise.
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, about her new comic book, “M.O.M: Mother of Madness” — a play on her Game of Thrones character’s Mother of Dragons moniker — Clarke said:
“[Qi’ra’s] the one that has the most unfinished business. I really had pages about what her life was and what it would be afterwards. But I’m afraid I’ve heard nothing of [Disney+] being the case, so maybe I’ll just write it and send it to them. I’ll be like, ‘Hey guys, I’ve got a few ideas.’”
She even gave some insight into her take on the complex character:
“I wrote pages about Qi’ra — behind-the-scenes Qi’ra — and all of the other stuff that was going on. But I think it is only when she sees Han that she realizes that there is a way out. That’s what I was playing. That’s definitely where I was at. I don’t think she felt herself to be strong enough at that point to go on and escape Dryden’s [Paul Bettany’s Dryden Vos] grip. I think that Han is the slap around the face that made her go, “(Gasps.) I was a whole person. I was this other thing. Where have the last 3 years gone?””
Recently, Qi’ra — whose final scene in Solo saw her proving her ambition to rise in the ranks of the Crimson Dawn crime syndicate during a conversation with Darth Maul (Ray Park) — was actually recently reintroduced to the Star Wars universe in the “War of the Bounty Hunters” comic series.
This led to rampant rumors that the character could once again show up in a live-action movie or streaming series, perhaps even alongside Alden Ehrenreich’s Han Solo.
Clarke, however, shared with THR that she has yet to hear about Qi’ra returning to the Star Wars galaxy outside of the comics. She did confirm, though, that of all the characters she has played, Qi’ra is the one she would most like to revisit because she has the most “unfinished business”.
Next, Clarke is set to make her mark on Kevin Feige’s Marvel Cinematic Universe in Marvel Studios’ Secret Invasion series.
More on Solo: A Star Wars Story
You can watch Clarke’s Star Wars debut on the Disney+ streaming platform anytime.
The official description of the Star Wars film reads:
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an epic action-adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo befriends his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and meets the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, beginning a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
Do you hope Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke’s Qi’ra returns to the Star Wars franchise at some point?