Incidentally, Schwarzenegger was in a relationship with English teacher Barbara Outland Baker at the time he appeared on this show.
Their relationship lasted from 1969 until 1974, according to the memoir she published years later.
His answers to the questions knowing his past make this appearance even more disturbing.
And HBO was willing to spend like a Lannister — $8 million for the pilot, $50 million to $60 million for the first season — in order to build the series. , with an average 18.4 million viewers an episode across all platforms.
The series has grown so big, it's being used as the cornerstone of HBO's new business model; it's no accident that HBO Now — a service that can bypass the cable companies and allows access to its programs via Apple TV for a monthly charge of $15 — is launching right before .
After all, the true mark of an A-lister is being able to transition onto the big screen, where the paydays can be greater and the fame far more global.
Part of what makes Clarke a particularly interesting member of this group — an anomaly, even — is that she's entering it despite the fact that she's still largely unrecognizable.
In 1967, "The Dating Game" had a special Father's Day episode featuring Groucho Marx's daughter, Melinda.
Groucho himself came on the show and asked questions of the prospective bachelors, as any protective father would.
These guests were either huge stars before their appearance or after their appearance.
And one made news for reasons having nothing to do with show business.
"I get to play other roles without the comparison of being Daenerys, which I think is so lucky," she says, putting a positive spin on her anonymity. Weiss, one of the producers serving fruit at Clarke's audition.
How she ended up auditioning for Daenerys is a circuitous tale: British actress Tamzin Merchant originally shot the pilot, but after HBO picked up the series, the producers recast for reasons never publicly explained. "This character needed to step into Joan of Arc territory, to deliver a messianic level of intensity.
That, of course, is a whole other kingdom teeming with ambition, filled with franchise stars (like Kristen Stewart and Emma Watson) fighting to stay on top, up-and-comers (Margot Robbie, Shailene Woodley) attempting to make a mark and more than a few cautionary tales (Jessica Biel, Gemma Arterton).