In a clip from Wednesday’s episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the late-night host asked Clarke about the infamous cup and whom she thought was responsible for leaving it on the table during episode four of GoT’s eights season.
The 45-year-old Fallon, before asking the question, reminded the actress that back in May, her coster Sophie Turner appeared on his show placed the blame on Clarke.
Before providing her own explanation of the cup-gate culprit, Clarke jokingly said that “Yeah, I heard. I heard what’s up”.
“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 have got to tell you something, love. The coffee cup was mine,’” she recalled.
“It was his! It was Conleth’s coffee cup! He said so,” she continued. “He said, ‘I think it was, I am sorry, darling. I didn’t want to say anything because it seemed the heat was very much on you.’”
Clarke, who played Daenerys Targaryen in the fantasy series, went on to express her shock and anger jokingly, noting that Hill told her, “I didn’t have very much to do in that scene.”
“I think that’s who did it,” she added. “He said it — he might have been drunk — but he said it!”
Clarke claimed that Hill was the coffee cup culprit.
“Did I just stumble upon the truth here?!” Clarke wrote beside the image. “The cupbearer does not drinketh the Starbucks tea… oh and this ain’t a spoiler just a lost wanderer coming home for a mid filming cuppa…. @prideofgypsies you so fire you make my hair turn blue.”
Clarke also added the hashtags to her photo: “#forthethrone” and “#forthecaffeine.”