Emilia Clarke: At the House of the Dragon premiere, an Australian CEO refers to the actor as a "short, dumpy girl."

At the Australian premiere of the Game of Thrones prequel series,

House of the Dragon, a CEO reportedly described Emilia Clarke as a "short, dumpy girl."

According to the Australian news outlet Crikey, Patrick Delany, CEO of Foxtel, made

"I was like, 'What is this show with the short, dumpy girl walking into the fire?" he explained.

Delany recalled why he was late to start watching Game of Thrones when it first aired before a screening

the first episode of House of the Dragon at Sydney's Entertainment Quarter.