David Beckham Admits He Was 'Star Struck' When He Met Emilia Clarke
Just because he is one of the biggest soccer stars on the planet doesn’t mean David Beckham can’t get a little star struck when he is in the same vicinity as one of his favorite actresses. Beckham recently met Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke when he was backstage at a Fleetwood Mac concert, and he took the opportunity to take a selfie with the Mother of Dragons and post the encounter on Instagram.
Beckham and Clarke were at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco this week, which is an annual event put on by Salesforce. And, both the soccer superstar and the Emmy-nominated actress spoke at the conference before the Fleetwood Mac concert.
“Again I was a little star struck whist being in the same vicinity of the Mother Of Dragons,” Beckham wrote in the caption of the pic. “So nice to see @emilia_clarke in San Fran whilst being wowed by Fleetwood Mac 🔥 #dreamforce2019.”
Beckham also got the chance to take three different selfies with Fleetwood Mac members Stevie Nicks, Christina McVie, and Mick Fleetwood, and he wrote in the caption, “What a night in San Francisco seeing Fleetwood Mac.”
The 44-year-old also took a pic of Clarke with Nicks, which she posted on her Instagram page. Clarke said in the caption that it was “no big deal” that Nicks wanted to say hi to her on stage. Clarke then wrote that she loves Nicks, and she thanked Beckham for capturing the greatest moment of her life so far.
Beckham has never been shy about expressing his love for Game of Thrones, and he was extremely excited earlier this year when Gwendoline Christie - who played Brienne of Tarth - sent him an “amazing” birthday message. In the video clip, Christie told Beckham that she will shield his back, keep his counsel, and give her life for his, if need be, before ending the video with, “Happy birthday David, from Brienne of Tarth.”
As for Clarke, she has moved on to new projects since Game of Thrones ended back in May. However, she did recently reveal on Dax Shepard’s podcast Armchair Expert that she had no idea how many nude scenes she would be doing when she signed on to Game of Thrones to play Daenerys Targaryen.
Clarke says she came to terms with it before they started shooting the first season, and her co-star Jason Mamoa made her feel more comfortable.
“Now things are very different,” Clarke said, adding, “And I am a lot more savvy with what I am comfortable with and what I’m okay with doing.”
Emilia Clarke is currently starring in the holiday romantic comedy Last Christmas , which is in theaters nationwide.