Emilia Clarke: It’s ‘Bloody Annoying’ People Are Spoiling ‘Last Christmas’ Twist
The “Game of Thrones” star tells IndieWire she’s not surprised about people spoiling her rom-com on social media, but it’s still frustrating.
There’s at least one person not interested in seeing Paul Feig’s holiday-themed romantic comedy “Last Christmas” spoiled all over the internet: star Emilia Clarke. When trailers for the new film arrived in mid-August, social media users and entertainment journalists alike picked up on more than a few hints that not everything was as it seemed to be in the film, which sees Clarke playing a prickly Londoner who is pursued by a handsome (and slightly odd) stranger in the form of Henry Golding. Outlets published entire screeds attempting to unpack what was really happening in the Emma Thompson-scripted film and Twitter lit up with entertainment obsessives casting about their own theories about a possible twist.
Clarke, for one, wishes people weren’t trying so hard to read into it, at least based on just a trailer or two. Asked in a recent interview with IndieWire how she feels about the weeks-long spoiler-guessing unfurling on social media, and the actress with succinct. “It’s bloody annoying. Frustrating,” Clarke said. “It’s more complicated than people are guessing.”
And, yes, while the film does indeed pack a twist, Clarke believes it’s far more nuanced than people are expecting. Written by Thompson (who also appears in the film as Clarke’s character’s mother) and first-time screenwriter Bryony Kimmings, the initial idea sprung from a concept developed by Thompson and her husband Greg Wise. And it’s one they spent some time refining. “Emma and Greg wrote this script together, but they sent the script to all of their friends and it was only ready when their friends didn’t see the twist coming and couldn’t guess until it happens, so that’s where it comes from,” Clarke said. “It’s just frustrating.”