First Look: Emilia Clarke Gets Her Audrey Hepburn On In ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’
‘Game of Thrones’ star Emilia Clarke puts down the dragons and picks up the glam in new stills from ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s.’ How does she compare to Audrey Hepburn?
No dragons here—just glam, glam, and more glam! Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke (AKA Daenerys Targaryen, the Mother of Dragons) is set to make her Broadway debut in March as none other than the infamous Holly Golightly. Emilia will take on the role made famous by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The upcoming Broadway production will be a new adaptation of Truman Capote’s original 1958 novella by noted playwright Richard Greenberg. And guess what? The first stills of Emilia as Holly are out! What do you think?
And for comparison purposes, here’s Audrey:
Lookin’ pretty good, Emilia! We’re particularly loving the criss-cross back on the dress in the second pic. These gorgeous gowns, as well as all of the production’s other costumes, are designed by three-time Oscar winner Colleen Atwood, whose work has most recently been seen in Snow White and the Huntsman and Dark Shadows. She’s also the fantastically talented lady responsible for the costumes in such films as Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha, That Thing You Do!, and countless more. Breakfast at Tiffany’s marks her Broadway debut, as well.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, this new vision of the story will keep the “stylish and romantic overtones of previous versions while giving the story a rougher, more candid edge.” Given that the story takes place in the ‘40s—that is, during the Second World War—this choice makes a lot of sense. As such, it’s not terribly surprising that the images seen here are a little darker and more somber than the bubbly socialite seen in the still from the film.
Previews begin for Breakfast at Tiffany’s on March 4, with its official opening is set for March 20. We can’t wait to hear how it is—and get an even closer look at its glorious costumes!
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.