Emilia Clarke says she would have tried her hand at online dating if she wasn't an actor. The "Game of Thrones" star admitted she was once "definitely tempted" about trying out dating apps. "There was a time. I was definitely tempted. (I missed online dating) because I was on people's television right when it all began. So there are all my single friends being like (swiping). "I'm like, 'What are you doing?' 'Shopping for a boyfriend.' 'OK cool.' If I wasn't in the job I'm in, then I definitely would do it, 100 per cent. And I feel like it's not a taboo anymore," Clarke told the Daily Mirror newspaper.
The actor said good sense of humour and kindness were some of the qualities she was looking for in a man. "If you make me giggle, then I'm in pretty much. And someone who is considerate and nice. Like when someone takes you out on a date and they've thought about kind of an interesting thing to do ... that goes a long way. But a sense of humour is 100 per cent it. If you can laugh with someone, it's just the sexiest thing in the world," she said.
Clarke previously dated actor Seth MacFarlane and filmmaker Charlie McDowell, whom she split with earlier this year.
On work front, after a blockbuster show and a couple of franchise films, Clarke says she now wants to do some indie projects. Clarke, who shot to global fame with HBO epic fantasy series "Game of Thrones", has tried her hand at mainstream films with "Terminator: Genisys" and "Solo".
However, unlike "Game of Thrones", her films have not lived up to the expectations of both critics and fans. In an interview with IndieWire, the 33-year-old actor said she has taken the decision to stay from franchise films.
"For 10 years, I was either on Game of Thrones' or I was doing a different movie, and if I wasn't doing a different movie, I was promoting a different movie or I was promoting 'Game of Thrones'. "Now I just want to be able to do a project and to put all of my energy just into that, as opposed to trying to make myself into seven different people to do seven different kind of things at once," Clarke said.
She said big budget movies are not going to happen "any time soon" for her. "I'm really actively looking for indies. Those are the things I'm making, as well. And those are the movies I watch," Clarke added.