If there's one thing actress Emilia Clarke and her Game of Thrones character Daenerys Targaryen/Mother Of Dragons/Khaleesi - whatever you want to call her - definitely don't have in common (apart from dragon babies, a royal bloodline and an ability to survive fire...ok several things) it's Dany's iconic white blonde hair.
Arguably her defining physical feature and the link to her Targaryen ancestry, Dany's icy blonde locks have long been on our 'really want but will totally kill my hair' Pinterest boards.
Why? Because bleaching your hair that blonde is kind of a killer. Which is probably why for the past eight years the 30-year-old actress stuck to her natural brunette hair, opting to wear a wig for seven seasons of the insanely successful tv series.
Yup, in a surprise twist Clarke posted an Instagram of her latest hair transformation from brunette to bleached blonde à la Khaleesi.
Clarke captioned the pic: 'AAAAHHHHHHH SHHHHIIIII****** 🤢I done did it.Mother of dragons meet Emilia. Emilia meet mother of dragons. If you squint just so you might never know. 🐉⚡️ All hail to the magnificence of @kevalexanderhair and @candicebanks74 the genius creators of 'KHALEESI WIG' (and not forgetting all the hair on game of thrones for 8 glorious years) for at long last making this magical moment a reality. 🙌🔥❤️🏆💃😎👌#khaleesikicksoff #gameofthrones#cominghomeneverfeltsogood'
Staying true to her Game Of Thrones roots (pardon the pun), Clarke turned to the creators of her often complex and intricately braided wigs, Kevin Alexander and Candice Banks, to give her a Mother Of Dragons hair an overhaul IRL.
A cheeky chop to a chin length bob to get rid of any dead ends, and the Emilia Clarke to Khaleesi transformation was complete.
Welcome to the blonde club, Emilia!