Dublin Waxworks Museum was far too thrilled to announce a new addition to its collection of wax figures, Daenerys Targaryen, as a nod to popular series Game of Thrones. However, fans were not as impressed as they had hoped to be.
The new wax figure, as fans have pointed out, looked nothing like Emilia Clarke, the actress who plays Daenerys. Some went as far as to say the figure more closely resembled Legolas from Lord of the Rings.
Meanwhile, others criticized the timing of the reveal and how Daenerys was chosen to be the wax figure sitting on the Iron Throne. According to one comment, “the show isn’t over yet, the last one who sits on the throne should be the one who’s waxed.”
I am absolutely screaming SCREAMING SCREAMING at the Daenerys Targaryen waxwork in the Dublin Waxworks Museums pic.twitter.com/5eWKACE9v0
— Baegar Targaryen (@TVsCarlKinsella) April 24, 2019
That new waxwork of Daenerys in the Wax Museum is so unsettlingly bad. The cheapness of that wig alone is surely risking a picket by Dublin’s drag community. @PantiBliss – time for a new oration? pic.twitter.com/MzsDC0gFUD
— Dónal Mulligan (@donalmulligan) April 25, 2019
It’s like they started with a Cersei and then realized they already have a Cersei.
— Aditya Labhe (@adi_mera_naam) April 25, 2019
Guarantee they just went at the Legolas with a curling wand
— Fullmetal Feminist (@redskyie) April 24, 2019
The museum had been excited to unveil the wax figure which took them six months to create “using stills, 3-D imaging, and video footage to fashion the likeness.” In an interview with FM104, Laoise Keaveney of the National Wax Museum Plus said they wanted their first waxwork of the year to be a woman. “Game of Thrones obviously is huge in Ireland and it’s filmed in Ireland and we thought the best thing is to add a woman from Game of Thrones to the museum,” she said. “She stands in our grand hall of fame now.”
What do you think about this wax figure?