Emilia Clarke, recognized for her role as “Daenerys Targaryen” in “Game of Thrones”, is going to leave the cameras momentarily to venture into the world of comics.
The actress, along with Marguerite Bennett, wrote “MOM: Mother of Madness”, a comic strip centered on Maya, a single mother who sees her life completely upset after discovering that she has superpowers.
In conversation with the magazine Variety, Emilia Clarke confessed that MOM was born from the idea that single mothers are like super heroes.
You need superhuman strength to be able to do all that. When you turn 30 and your friends start having kids, you think, ‘Oh my God. I did not know what it took. Shit, ‘”he explained.
Regarding the powers of Maya, these will have a special characteristic, because they will manifest through premenstrual syndrome, and all the symptoms that affect pregnant people.
“The swelling, the hair growth, the mood swings, the acne, all of that. We hate all that when it happens, I speak for myself and for all the people I have met who have periods, “the actress began explaining.
And then he added, what if we change that and make the period something that we can feel like this unique, crazy and superhuman thing that happens in our body? When Maya is afraid, she becomes invisible, when she is angry, she has superhuman strength. She can swing like Spider-Man with her armpit hair. “
With “MOM” both Emilia Clarke and her entire creative team made up of women, sought to praise the single mother, who is always described by the media with adjectives full of sadness and struggle, to balance her life with a male partner.
Regarding menstruation, the actress commented that it is time to normalize this situation experienced by half of the world’s population.
And although at first Maya is completely embarrassed by her powers, as the story goes she begins to normalize their use, and even in one of the three-part comic miniseries, Maya uses “inflated boobs” to Help thwart a human trafficking network.
“MOM: Mother of Madness” will be published in July in the United States through Image Comics.