Emilia Clarke believes "Game of Thrones" saved her life after she suffered a brain aneurysm .
The 32-year-old actress previously suffered two brain aneurysms, in 2011 and 2013, but portraying Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO series gave her something to focus on away from her health problems and she also feels her medical issues made her performance even stronger.
She said: "I always say that Daenerys literally saved my life, because it puts you in quite the headspace when you've had a brain injury.
"Walking in her shoes, I just put so much more into each season because it really was life or death.
"I felt so powerfully that she was saving me. I could only see her. That was my single point of focus that allowed me to not think about anything scarier than just getting on set."