Mother of Dragons and Starbucks Secret Storyteller!
Game of thrones Star Emilia clarke is to clarify once and for all who was behind that infamous cup of coffee. In 2019, the fourth episode of Obtained Season eight titled “The Last of the Starks” featured a very out of place Starbucks mug in front of Clarke’s character, Daenerys Targaryen.
Clarke revealed in a video from June 10, 2021 with leSkimm that her own morning drink of choice isn’t what fans might think. “It’s not Starbucks — spoiler,” Clarke joked before blaming it. “I’ll say it again for the record: it wasn’t mine. Looking at you Dan Weiss. ”
So, is Clarke implying that the cup belonged to showrunner Weiss? It seems that the mystery continues.
HBO previously joked in a press release after the episode aired, “The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys ordered herbal tea.” Meanwhile, the artistic director of season eight Hauke Richter reportedly called the situation “so out of proportion” as countless memes have appeared in its wake. Even Starbucks tweeted they were surprised that Daenerys “didn’t order the dragon drink.”
The network finally pulled the coffee cup from the episode in May 2019.