Now, Clarke has broken her silence on who she believes the real culprit is.
When questioned by Jimmy Fallon about the true story behind the blunder, the actress said:
Okay so here’s the truth. We had a party before the Emmys recently and Conleth [Hill], who plays Varys, who’s sitting next to me in that scene – he pulls me aside and he’s like: ‘Emilia, I’ve got to tell you something… the coffee cup was mine.’
It was his! It was Conleth’s coffee cup! He said so!
Wow… Emilia has really thrown Conleth under the bus here….
Clarke has tried to shift the blame for the blunder before – like in May, when she shared a picture of her holding a non-Starbucks cup which she claimed exonerated her.
Although soon after the episode aired, HBO named Clarke’s character without explicitly blaming her.
In a statement, they said:
In response to enquiries from those who saw a craft services coffee cup in Sunday night's episode of 'Game of Thrones': The latte that appeared in the episode was a mistake. Daenerys had ordered an herbal tea.
We won’t know for certain who the culprit was until we have a confession from Varys himself.
Sorry "Daenerys Targaryen #1 stan", we'll stop talking about it now...