Khaleesi Spills The Beans On The Infamous ‘Game of Thrones’ Starbucks Coffee Scene

Emilia Clarke, better known as Queen Daenerys, blames Conleth Hill for the Game of Thrones coffee-cup gaffe.

The 33-year-old actress was caught in the middle of some drama during the HBO fantasy epic’s final season earlier this year when a Starbucks cup was spotted on screen in what was an embarrassing continuity mishap for the show. Now she has revealed that the culprit was actually one of her co-stars.

Appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, she said: “So here’s the truth. We had a party before the Emmys, and Conleth – who plays Varys,  who was sitting next to me in that scene – he pulls me aside and he’s like, ‘Emilia, I have got to tell you something, love. The coffee cup was mine’.

“It was his! It was Conleth’s coffee cup! He said so. He said, ‘I think it was, I am sorry, darling. I didn’t want to say anything because it seemed the heat was very much on you,’ and I was like, ‘What?!’”

People are still talking about the awkward moment six months after the episode in question – The Last of the Starks – aired, and Emilia is adamant that Conleth was behind it, even though she admitted he had been drinking on the night he confessed.

Meanwhile, Emilia revealed this week that she hopes the cancelled Game of Thrones spin-off featuring Naomi Watts is “reincarnated” one day

She said: “I’m not really too sure [what happened]. It’s difficult to get stuff made. I wonder. Maybe it’ll be reincarnated at some point, but if it wasn’t meant to happen now, then I’m sure it’s because they know that it wasn’t going to be as perfect as it should have been.”

The planned spin-off project was set to take place thousands of years prior to the events of the original series – which was based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series – but after filming the pilot episode, it was axed by HBO.

However, HBO has since confirmed plans for House of the Dragon – based on the companion book, Fire & Blood – which has been ordered straight-to-series, which is set 300 years before the events of the fantasy epic.