Emilia Clarke was born on August 25th, 1987 in London, England. She started her acting career at the age of six when she played a young Arya Stark in the HBO series “Game of Thrones”. Since then she has appeared in several other television shows such as “The Tudors”, “Penny Dreadful” and most recently “Orphan Black”.
She has been married to actor Aidan Gillen since 2012. They have one child together, a daughter named Isabella Grace Gillen.
In 2014, Clarke starred in the film “Snow White and the Huntsman”. Her performance earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Her character Snow White is often portrayed as being cold and aloof. However, there are many theories that suggest that she might not actually be so cold or aloof, but rather just having a very difficult time expressing herself because of her mental illness.
In the beginning of the story, Snow White is often depicted as being reluctant to be with the character Prince Alcott. This could possibly be due to her condition causing her to have a fear of men in general, or even a fear of attractive men. However, that all changes when she begins to feel comfortable around him.
After the Evil Queen gives her the poison apple, her condition causes her to become very cold and she appears to die. (This is only an assumption because we do not truly know what happens to her.
It is said that she is merely sleeping until her “true love” kisses her, but as we know that Prince Alcott was not her true love, then who knows?
When she was about to be attacked by the Evil Queen, she unexpectedly began to fight back with a newfound strength. This could possibly be the fight or flight response kicking in. This would explain why she was so quick to react when the Queen tried to kill her with the magic mirror.
When she suddenly awoke and sang to help the dwarfs break the door down, it could be a sign of her condition improving. When she finally saw that Prince Alcott was not there for her, it caused another relapse, which resulted in the state that we all know today.
This supports the theory that her condition could be a result of mental illness rather than any sort of poisoning. Before she was “sleeping”, her mind probably began to create fantasies for itself due to being isolated from everyone else for so long. This is why she seemed to be in love with the character Alcott. It also explains why she fought back against the Evil Queen. Even in her mental state, she knew that what the Evil Queen was doing was very wrong.
We will probably never truly know what her exact condition was. It is known, however, that she was under a great deal of stress because of it. This could possibly be the reason why she had two aneurysms and needed surgery so soon after her film was released.
She survived the surgery, but it put a lot of strain on her body. The most important thing is that she survived.
If she continues to improve, she may very well outlive all of us. Whether or not she will actually ever wake up from her “slumber” is a mystery that we will probably never know the answer to. But, as long as she continues to improve and live the life that she has left, I think we can all be happy for her.
As for me, my condition continues to worsen. I spend the majority of my time in bed now. It’s rare when I can muster up the strength to stand up anymore. I am just glad that Hazel is there with me now. She never leaves my side during my final days.
I will die in this bed. I’m almost certain of it. But, as long as she is by my side, then it could be a lot worse.
I am ready to go. And no matter what happens, I will always love her.
Rest in peace, my dear Snow White.
Always and forever.
Postscript: You don’t need to open the casket. She isn’t in there.
Sources & references used in this article:
The Revolution was Televised: How The Sopranos, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Lost, and Other Groundbreaking Dramas Changed TV Forever by A Sepinwall – 2013 – books.google.com
The revolution was televised: The cops, crooks, slingers, and slayers who changed TV drama forever by A Sepinwall – 2013 – books.google.com