Talk about royal treatment! The Queen of Pop paid tribute to the Mother of the Dragons by dressing up as Daenerys Targaryen in celebration of the Purim, a Jewish holiday on March 17, 2014.
Who have thought that Madonna was a fan of HBO’S “Game of Thrones”? Well, even the cast of the show didn’t have a clue until she posted a photo of herself dressed as Emilia Clarke’s character on her Instagram account with the caption: “Happy Purim!!!!! All Hail All Queens! ##certainty” during the weekend.
Since the weekend, Madonna’s Instagram photo has gotten some major love from thousands of her followers with 67,100 (and counting) likes.
The Material Girl singer took her dressing-up seriously as she wore her platinum blonde hair in Dany’s signature braids and a revealing bluish corseted gown with brown buckle adornments, which was complimented with two small dragon figurines attached to each shoulder of her gown.
Access Hollywood had an exclusive interview with several GOT cast members who were in awe with Madonna’s breathtaking transformation during the “Game of Thrones” premiere at Lincoln Center in New York City on March 18, 2014.
Emilia Clarke, who portrays Dany in the TV adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire,” considered the Madonna Milestone as a “huge moment” and complimented the singer’s ageless complexion.
“Oh my goodness. It’s insane. I thought I was asleep, I thought I was dreaming,” Emilia told Access Hollywood.
According to Clothes On Film, the original ensemble, which Madonna cosplayed, was first worn by Clarke’s character when Daenerys and her small group of followers found refuge in the city of Qarth after the death of their leader and late husband of Dany, Khal Drogo.
Here’s the description and analysis of the said ensemble posted on Clothes On Film:
“In Qarth, Daenerys hopes to gain an army to take back the Iron Throne. Thus she must look to the people of Qarth like a queen. She sheds her robust Dothraki clothes for light empire dresses worn by the women who inhabit the city. But this is only a disguise, meant to woo those in power to get what she wants. The decorative metal collars and belts symbolise a type of armour, as if she is aware of her vulnerability.”
Gwendoline Christie who plays Brienne of Tarth, a character who is considered as a challenge to the female stereotypes in the show, also spoke to Access Hollywood about Madonna dressing up as “Game of Thrones” character Daenerys Targaryen on Purim Holiday.
“I got really, really excited. Madonna’s always been a favorite of mine. I love her strength and her transformative nature and the idea that she might be dressing up as a brilliant character in the TV show I’m in is pretty exciting,” Christie told Access Hollywood.
Meanwhile, Carice van Houten, who plays Melisandre the Red Priestess, can’t help but make a joke on another possible choice of character for the singer.
“I was like, ‘Why’s she not wearing the red dress, man?’ No, I completely get it. It’s such a great honor for my youth idol to dress up like someone that I’m working with,” said van Houten in the Access Hollywood report.
Despite not being THE choice, Carice is happy and grateful that their show is “COOL” enough to get into the radar of several A-List celebrities such as Jack Nicholson and Snoop Dog.
Other “Game of Thrones” stars including Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Kristian Nairn (Hodor), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) also commented on Madonna dressing up as “Game of Thrones” character Daenerys Targaryen on Purim Holiday.
Known as a music and fashion “chameleon” during her heyday and until know, Madonna is a former Catholic who then started following the teachings of Kabbalah in the 90’s.
According to a Yahoo! Celebrity post, Purim is a Jewish festival which is observed annually on the 14th of the Hebrew month Adar. It has celebrations where people dress up in costumes and attend masquerades.
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