After one of the most popular series of all time, Game of Thrones wrapped up on Sunday night with its tear-jerking finale, the leading lady of the show Emilia Clarke who plays Daenerys Targaryen penned an emotional goodbye note for her fans.
Part of Clarke's strong reaction to the story is how much she has identified with the character over the past decade. "My absolute idol in life is saying that she likes me, and I know for a fact that by the end of this season, she's going to hate me'".
"There's this boy. And she thinks, 'He loves me, and I think that's enough.' But is it enough?"
Yeah. I would've loved some more scenes between Grey Worm and Missandei. "But I would just like a bit more time between Game of Thrones being cold in the ground before something else comes along".
"I still don't know how I feel about a lot of what happens this season and I helped write it". The genocide was there.
There's no doubt that the final episode of Game of Thrones is going to divide opinion - The Wire and The Sopranos did the same - but Bryan Cogman, writer on the show, has said that this was always the intention.
It was, yeah. But the chat?
Clarke went on to say that writers Benioff and Weiss have created some wonderful dialogue heavy scenes between characters in the past, and that it was a bit of a shame to not have a lot of that in the final season. "I mean, he's just brainwashed me". "And I was just happy we got to the end".More news: Funniest Memes Of Disappointing ‘Game Of Thrones’ Series Finale
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Clarke said that while she wasn't aware of the fan petitions calling for season eight to be reshot, she'd become more than familiar with (and exhausted of) people coming up to her saying "dracarys" and needling her for spoilers about the finale. I didn't come back for five hours.
The EW interview also reveals one other interesting anecdote from filming the season.
Clarke's first thoughts after reading the script were of shock.
As luck would have it, she ended up sitting next to Harington, who deliberately hadn't yet read the script, on the flight to Belfast, Northern Ireland, for the final table read.
"He was crying", Clarke said.
However, her audition for the role, which is now played by Emilia Clarke, didn't go as well as she'd hoped.
With fans now getting to grips with that colossal ending, Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke have been speaking with EW about that the show's ending and that tragic scene between Jon and Daenerys.