Game of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel recently took a trip to Manila in the Philippines to attend the Asia Pop Comic Convention. It is a pretty routine event; after all, actors who worked on the series have been invited to similar conventions in the past.
This one, however, will prove memorable: aside from being Emmanuel's first comic convention, the actress was treated to a regal welcome befitting a Khaleesi. As she arrived at the hotel lobby of the Manila Peninsula where she was staying last Thursday, the in-house orchestra welcomed her with a rendition of Game of Thrones' opening theme tune.
“Talk about the coolest welcome ever!!!!! Was not expecting this as I walk into the hotel,” Nathalie captioned a post on Instagram, where she uploaded a video of the orchestra serenading her.
It doesn't stop there, though; the actress, who portrays Daenerys' handmaiden, Missandei, in the hit fantasy series, may be a servant in the show, but she was treated like a Queen through her stay in Manila.
She was able to partake in a tour of the city's historic center and was even provided a helicopter to bring her to the convention. She also posted a picture of this on her Instagram page, where she is seen sharing the chopper with actor Colton Haynes.
We were all so excited!!! @loulouvictoria @coltonlhaynes #gettothechopper #helicoptergang #asiapopcomicon #manila #Philippines #yay A photo posted by Nathalie Emmanuel (@nathalieemmanuel) on
Now that's how you receive guests! Let's just hope that the orchestra won't play The 'Rains of Castamere' next!