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Queen Emilia Clarke Is Having an Absolute Blast on the Cannes Red Carpet This Year

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Leave it to Emilia Clarke — also known as Daenerys of House Targaryen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, Mother of Dragons and, perhaps now, Queen of Red Carpet Shenanigans — to brighten up the 2018 Cannes Film Festival carpet with her joyful presence. While walking the crimson carpet for a screening of Solo: A Star Wars Story with fellow movie stars Alden Ehrenreich as the young Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Thandie Newton, it was impossible to miss Clarke’s buoyant smile.

US actor Alden Ehrenreich, British actress Emilia Clarke, US actor Donald Glover, British actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge and British actress Thandie Newton pose as they leave the Festival Palace on May 15, 2018.LOIC VENANCE—AFP/Getty Images

The British Game of Thrones actress plays supporting character Qi’ra in the Star Wars origin story for popular character Han Solo, but she’s clearly stealing the show during this promo tour. (Well, so did Chewbacca — understandably so.) We just want to know: what jokes is Glover telling? Is Waller-Bridge secretly tapping her on the shoulder in between takes? Are the photographers this time around amazing comedians?

Or maybe fellow giggly attendee Alden Ehrenreich is the secret to her great mood?

US actor Alden Ehrenreich (L), British actress Emilia Clarke and US director Ron Howard arrive on May 15, 2018 for the screening of the film "Solo : A Star Wars Story."ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT—AFP/Getty Images

Perhaps she’s just pleased that the film is finally seeing the light of day — and, so far, receiving a positive response from audiences despite the late-stage director switch-up. Solo: A Star Wars Story is out in theaters May 25. As for the final season of Game of Thrones, which Clarke is currently filming, we’ll have to wait until next year to see what happens with Daenerys Targaryen.

Solo: A Star Wars Story" Red Carpet Arrivals - The 71st Annual Cannes Film Festival
Emilia Clarke attends the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France.Stephane Cardinale - Corbis—Corbis via Getty Images

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