Twitter is Loving Emilia Clarke's 'Last Christmas' Movie Trailer
Emilia Clarke will star in a new holiday romantic comedy called Last Christmas and Twitter users were more than happy to hear the news.
On Wednesday, the trailer for Last Christmas was released, showing Clarke, who plays the role of Kate, as a cynical "elf" working at a Christmas store. She meets Tom, played by actor Henry Golding from Crazy Rich Asians, and the two repeatedly bump into each other.
Through the film, viewers will learn about Kate's past, which contains memories that aren't as "merry and bright" as the holiday season and see how a family repairs itself after dealing with difficult times.
Going from portraying the mother of dragons as Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones to an elf may seem like a drastic change, but fans of the actress were ready to embrace the transition.
One Twitter user noted that while he hates romantic comedies, he would be first in line for Last Christmas because he wanted to see Clarke.
Philip Ellis, a freelance writer, posted on Twitter that this film was what Clarke was "made for" and advocated for Golding to appear in a big-budget romantic comedy each year.
Another Twitter user said she didn't make the rules but Clarke now owned Christmas and she wasn't the only one who felt that way.
Other people on Twitter fawned over Clarke being paired up with Golding as her love interest and actor Emma Thompson, who co-wrote the script, as her mother.
The film is set to hit theaters on November 8 and will feature music by the singer George Michael, who passed away on Christmas in 2016.
"The great sadness is that [Michael's] not here to be a part of this," director Paul Feig told Entertainment Weekly. "But he knew [the movie] was going to happen, and that gives me such joy. We feel like he's here with us."
The director characterized the movie as a "love letter to London," and said it tackles a lot of issues that were close to Michael's heart, such as homelessness. To ensure that the issue was portrayed accurately, he said they consulted with a lot of homes charities.
Feig added that the movie isn't the typical romantic comedy and has more depth than just a cute, love story. He said they refer to it as a "dramatic romantic comedy" because it has romance, but also the theme of "somebody trying to repair their life."