In Last Christmas, Emilia Clarke, who was revealed through her turn as Daenerys in Game of Thrones, will be playing her first rom-com role. On Tuesday, 13 August 2019, Universal Pictures released the first trailer for the film, which will hit theatres just in time for the holidays.
In Last Christmas, a reference to the classic song from 80’s group Wham!, Clarke plays Kate, a young woman who works in a Christmas store. Cynical and demotivated, she is drifting through a passionless life. One day, her boss (Michelle Yeoh), loudly exclaims “I have nicknamed her ‘Lazy the Elf’ because she appears never to work” to a group of customers.
At that point, Kate meets Golding’s Tom, a mysterious young man she will quickly grow close to, opening up to him to the point where she confides that she twice came close to dying. “I was really sick and I nearly died. I don’t tell people because they get weird, but I don’t think you’ll get weird,” Clarke confides in the three-minute trailer. “I’m just scared all the time.”
The plot of Last Christmas hits especially close to home for Clarke. The British actress has revealed that she suffered two life-threatening aneurysms while on the set of Game of Thrones.
The feature, which was co-written by Emma Thompson (who also plays Kate’s mother), was directed by Paul Feig, the filmmaker behind the 2018 film A Simple Favor starring Blake Lively and Anna Kendrick. Last Christmas will be Emilia Clarke’s return to cinema following 2018’s Solo: A Star Wars Story.
The upcoming rom-com will also bring Michelle Yeoh together with Henry Golding following the global success of Crazy Rich Asians, in which they both played lead roles.
Last Christmas is slated to be released in theatres on 8 November 2019.
Source: AFP Relax News.