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Game of Thrones gave us a shocker with Season 8 episode 4 “The Last of the Starks” as one longtime character, Missandei, was executed by the Mountain, on Cersei’s command. This was a twist in an episode which was expected to be a low-key filler episode and shocked and upset many fans that loved her character. In a Making Game of Thrones interview, actress Nathalie Emmanuel discussed Missandei’s journey. Read on!

Speaking of her reaction when she first found out about Missandei’s fate, Nathalie said:

“Once I read she was captured in the battle, I knew she was going to be a casualty. A part of me felt like her journey had been cut so short. We meet Missandei as an enslaved person in chains, and then she dies in chains. I really felt the weight and tragedy of that and what that meant — not just in the show, but in the world. It felt like a punch in the gut. I knew it would be the same for people who supported Missandei and connected with her story. I was devastated that that is what happened to her, but was happy with how strong and brave she was right up until the very end.”

Nathalie Emmanuel discusses Missandei's character development, her death, and more

Before Missandei dies, we see her utter her last words, “Dracarys”, which was a powerful moment for her. Speaking of this moment, Nathalie said:

“She came in and went out fighting until the very last moment. It’s a testament to who she is. The moment we meet Missandei (Season 3, Episode 3), Daenerys warns her, “I’m taking you to war. You may go hungry, you may fall sick, you may be killed.” She joined Daenerys knowing that and was prepared to die at some point, and she fulfilled that promise of loyalty to Daenerys in a way.

“Dracarys” is a callback to earlier seasons, but Missandei is ferocious in that last moment, which is something we’ve never seen before. She still has her dignity intact, in control and brave. Her life of enslavement has taught her to be collected, calm and non-threatening — to be correct and perfect. In that last moment, she’s like: “F**k this. I’m going to yell and be angry,” and that’s amazing. Her rage really came through and that’s something I was happy to see.”

Speaking of taking an exit before her long-time co-stars Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm), Nathalie said:

“There are so many stories that have to conclude and loose ends that have to get tied up, that Dany and I didn’t get that final scene made it even harder. When I read that scene of Grey Worm and Missandei making plans for the future, I knew that wasn’t going to end well. Part of why Game of Thrones is so good is that is makes you feel the heartbreak and devastation of what could’ve been.”

Well, let’s hope Grey Worm and Dany avenger her. What do you guys think? Talk to us on the comments, down below!






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Sophie Turner says the fan petition to remake Game of Thrones Season 8 is “disrespectful”

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Sophie Turner (Sansa) calls fan petitions to remake Game of Thrones Season 8 "disrespectful"

Game of Thrones ended this Sunday, with a finale that might not have been satisfying to some, but yet pretty great, as far as conclusions are considered. However, some fans have been so displeased that they have been running a petition to get HBO to remake Season 8. Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark, recently commented on this, calling the act disrespectful. Read on!

Sophie Turner talked to the New York Times, about how she expected the ending to not satisfy everyone, but still thought the petition was taking things a bit too far:

“Honestly, I’m not surprised. People always have an idea in their heads of how they want a show to finish, and so when it doesn’t go to their liking, they start to speak up about it and rebel.”

“The thing about “Game of Thrones” that’s always been amazing is the fact that there’s always been crazy twists and turns, right from Season 1 with Ned’s beheading. So Daenerys becoming something of the Mad Queen — it shouldn’t be such a negative thing for fans. It’s a shock for sure, but I think it’s just because it hasn’t gone their way.”

“All of these petitions and things like that — I think it’s disrespectful to the crew, and the writers, and the filmmakers who have worked tirelessly over 10 years, and for 11 months shooting the last season. Like 50-something night shoots. So many people worked so, so hard on it, and for people to just rubbish it because it’s not what they want to see is just disrespectful.”

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The petition to remake Season 8, currently sits at almost 1.5 million signatures. She was also asked how she felt about the show ending:

“I don’t know. This whole time I felt like I’ve been prepared for it, and now that it’s come to the day and it’s over, it feels horrible. And, I’m doing a press day for my new movie but everyone keeps asking me about how I feel, and I just want to cry.”

Sophie also commented on Bran becoming the King:

“King Bran the Broken. I suppose it was unexpected but it makes a lot of sense. The best way for us to move into the future is to look at our past and try to not make those mistakes that we did in the past. And he’s the one person that knows everything, so it does make sense. It feels like he would be an incredibly fair ruler.”

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“Khaleesi is a beautiful name. It’ll all be forgotten in a minute”: Emilia Clarke tells fans with kids named Khaleesi

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Emilia Clarke tells parents who named their daughters Khaleesi not to worry

Game of Thrones ended this Sunday. After nearly a decade of entertainment, the show wrapped up with the final episode — “The Iron Throne“. The episode saw a cruel end to Daenerys Targaryen, a character that was loved so much, fans named their kids after her. After the twist, many of such fans had begun regretting doing the same, but Emilia Clarke recently said she thinks it’s just fine. Read on!

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We had recently reported about how popular names like Daenerys and Khaleesi had gotten, and how some fans regretted naming their children after the now Mad Queen. Emilia Clarke, who played Daenerys, recently found out about the name’s popularity Talking to The New Yorker, she said:

“Oh, it’s so strange!”

She continued to talk about how it’s still not a bad choice of name:

“It doesn’t take away from her strength, though—it doesn’t take away from her being an empowered woman. I think that, when you see the final episode, they’ll see there is a beginning and a middle and an end to her as a character. I think that there are people that will agree with her, because she’s a human being.”

“And Khaleesi is a beautiful name. [Laughs] It’ll all be forgotten in a minute! You know, and people will just go, “Oh, what an unusual name, how fabulous,” and the child will say, “Yes, yes. My parents just really liked the name.””

When asked if there’s something she would like to say to all girls having those names, Emilia said:

“I would say, “Work it, girls!” I’ve enjoyed being called that, and I think they will, too.”

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Game of Thrones ending will upset some fans, says Sophie Turner while promising a “very satisfying” end for Sansa

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Game of Thrones ending will upset some fans, says Sophie Turner, promising a "very satisfying" end for Sansa

Game of Thrones Season 8 finale drops in a few hours, and we are getting some last minute teases right about now. As one of the very few characters who have made it to the end, the fans have been awfully proud of Sansa Stark, and it seems like she will have a good ending, if Sophie Turner, who plays the character, is to be believed. Read on!

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Sophie spoke to The Sunday Times Magazine about how the ending of the show might not please everybody. Speaking of her attachment to Sansa, she said:

“I’ve had a bit of an identity crisis to be honest, I’ve grown up for so many years as this character. If I wasn’t filming, I was promoting it, if I wasn’t promoting it then it was on TV. I was immersed in Sansa, so finally stepping out of it, I don’t actually know what I like to do or who I really am.”

She then went on to tease the finale of the show:

“It’s a great ending, from my perspective, it’s very satisfying. But I think a lot of people will be upset too.”

Well, given the show’s massive fan following, that was probably always bound to happen. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!

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