Emilia Clarke, in an interview with Elle for its August issue, talked about "Game of Thrones" before its seventh season premieres this Sunday. The English actress, who plays Daenerys Targaryen, said she has been under pressure to perform well in the final season of the HBO series. In fact, she admitted that she has not been getting enough sleep due to her intense preparation.

Clarke admits doing a lot of research for her final 'Game of Thrones' appearance

The 30-year-old star has previously said that season eight will be her last hurrah in the HBO drama.

Clarke confirmed that she will be moving on from her character as Daenerys Targaryen even if the show gets a reboot.

Hence, the actress wants to deliver when the filming for "Game of Thrones" season 8 begins in September. Clarke also admitted she is afraid to mess up and disappoint her fans. Although she has received praises for her portrayal, she thought it is best to prepare and do some more research before the production for the final season kicks off.

"The higher everyone places the mantle, the bigger the fall. That sounds really awful, but it’s true! I don’t want to disappoint anyone," she told the magazine.

When asked about her plans after her "Game of Thrones" journey concludes, Clarke told ET Online that she would love to start her own production company run by women.

Aside from this, the English actress is also excited for her role in the upcoming Han Solo standalone film. The untitled "Star Wars" film, however, has yet to reveal her role in the movie.

Actress reveals best 'Game of Thrones' scene

Clarke has been a series regular since the program premiered in 2011. After six years, the "Me Before You" star still considers her sex scene with Michiel Huisman in season four as one of her favorite "Game of Thrones" scenes.

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The Dutch actor-musician played as Daario Naharis who was romantically involved with Daenerys Targaryen.

The actress explained that the commanding bed scene has allowed her to redeem herself from critics who slammed her for going nude in the series. "It's brilliant. I actually went up to [co-creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss] and thanked them," she said.

The "Voice from the Stone" actress also admitted that the HBO series has been criticized for its nude and explicit scenes. Clarke, however, clarified that the show has always been at the forefront in promoting feminism.

Catch the return of Clarke's Daenerys Targaryen in "Game of Thrones" season 7 on July 16 on HBO.