This is a name I haven’t heard in years. Rosie Mac was Emilia Clarke’s body double on HBO’s Game of Thrones, the incredibly fit stand-in for the scenes where Daenerys Targaryen would bare it all for the show.
I remember her going viral years ago when it was first revealed that it wasn’t actually Emilia Clarke baring it all on Game of Thrones but I’m fairly certain I haven’t heard her name since then, not until I saw this Barstool Sports article this morning where it’s been revealed that Rosie Mac is now competing to join a girl band on the Little Mix’s talent show in Great Britain and it turns out Rosie has some serious pipes.
Rosie’s racked up over 170K followers on Instagram over the years. It’s a bit shocking she hasn’t become more popular given her viral fame from Game of Thrones but maybe this second wave of virality will boost those numbers. Anyway, here she is competing on the Little Mix’s talent show:
According to the Daily Mail, this is a ‘long-awaited talent show’ which debuted last weekend. Both the judges and viewers were impressed by Rosie and I have to think her inherent quasi-fame puts her in the early running as a leader of the show.
Little Mix’s long-awaited talent show The Search made its debut on Saturday night. And as well as being blown away by the talent, fans tuning in were left stunned as Emilia Clarke’s Game Of Thrones body double auditioned for the show.
Rosie Mac, 22, who doubled as Queen of the Dragons Daenerys Targaryen on the HBO show, stormed the stage as she performed an emotional rendition of Alessia Cara’s Scars To Your Beautiful, much to the joy of the judges. In her audition tape, Rosie told how her love for music started from a young age.
She said: ‘I’ve been an absolute show off since I was born… I was dancing before I could walk I was on the side of the sofa jamming to every song that came on. I just love music.’ She later channeled her onscreen alter-ego Daenerys Targaryen as she spoke a little Dothraki – the fictional language spoken on the HBO series. (via Daily Mail)
If you need a quick reminder of what the body double for Daenerys Targaryen looks like, here are some of her latest pics on the ‘gram:
I’m suddenly remembering why she went viral in the first place. It’s all coming back.
She’s a spitting image of Dany still. Needless to say we’d all be rooting for her if this show was airing in America. England’s always done reality incredibly well. Goggle Box might be the single greatest creation in the history of reality TV but somehow we can’t seem to get it right here in the United States.
I have no idea whatsoever what might separate this show from the other talent search programs we’ve got in the States but if the end results is a famous Rosie Mac I think we’re all better off for it.