The newest Marvel series Secret Invasion is action-packed, but Emilia Clarke describes some off-screen events that did not go as intended.
During a recent interview with Yahoo Entertainment, in which she was accompanied by co-star Ben Mendelsohn, the actress disclosed that she “nearly ran him [Samuel L. Jackson] over” with a vehicle one day on set.
Clarke explained, “They put me in a Lada, which is similar to a very old Russian automobile.” “And when I came in, I was like, ‘Hey, what’s up with the six shift knobs? Which am I utilizing?
Why are there ten pedals?’ It resembles a tractor… I am able to travel. I know how to operate a manual transmission vehicle. However, there was insufficient time. They are stating, ‘We’ve got to go. We are firing. Please, honey. Simply go. We’re going go.'”
The actress stated that she then gave herself a motivational talk, telling herself, “OK, I can do this. There is only one halt.”
Secret Invasion airs every Wednesday on Disney+.
She continued, “I enter the room. We prepare for it. The camera is close by. Sam is close at hand. And I pushed the incorrect button, the accelerator instead of the brake.”
Clarke was able to swiftly locate the brake pedal, thereby averting a collision with the actor playing Captain Marvel. Following this, she remarked that he was “very gentlemanly, lovely, and kind” regarding the situation.
However, Clarke responded somewhat differently. “Then I cried a little bit, and someone else drove for me,” she continued.
The actress portrays G’iah in the Marvel series, in which Nick Fury (played by Samuel L. Jackson) and Talos (played by Ben Mendelsohn) attempt to stop the Skrulls from invading the topmost levels of the Marvel universe.
Clarke and Mendelsohn recently told The Hollywood Reporter that they were relieved to not have to spend hours in the hair and makeup trailer prior to production because their characters were never in Skrull form throughout the entire series.
“You’ve heard it 9,000 times already, but [Secret Invasion] is a grounded show,” she stated. While we are Skrulls, the viewer is more interested in our humanoid forms than anything else.