Clarke went on to detail her intense moments of pain and exhaustion, as well as her determination not to let it affect or career, or to let the world know about the state of her health. The good thing about telling my mom was that she's a vault.
"Some of the fondest memories I have are of all of us snuggled up in warm coats trying to get warm", she said.
Emilia had just finished filming the first season of Game Of Thrones when she had her first brain aneurysm while working out with a personal trainer.
"In the years since my second surgery I have healed beyond my most unreasonable hopes", she said. "I don't know how... because you're incredibly ill and just have a horrific headache and being violently ill". There was also a story going around that Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) told his wife, Rose Leslie (Ygritte), how the series ends, but she has since clarified those rumors.
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She stars as villainous Cersei Lannister in the hit show, the manipulative and malevolent queen who has done everything in her power to maintain her grip on the Iron Throne.
In addition to promoting the final season, Clarke also wrote a piece for the New Yorker last month, which revealed that she almost died from two brain aneurysms during her time on the HBO series.
"Even as I was muttering nonsense, my mum did me the great kindness of ignoring it and trying to convince me that I was perfectly lucid", she said.
In the Late Show interview, Colbert asked Clarke how the experience had changed her outlook on life.
At the Game of Thrones season eight premiere, a string of stars including Gwendoline Christie, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams and Emilia Clarke came out to say a final farewell to the franchise. Make sure to subscribe now and never miss an episode!