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Game of Thrones stars talk about their characters and the end of the show

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Game of Thrones is nearing its end. The show will enter Season 7 on 16th July, and after that, we just have one more season to go before Game of Thrones is done for good. Now, we’re fully aware that Season 8 might not air till 2019, so the end is quite a while away, but just knowing that we know the end is coming, is enough. The stars of the show recently talked about the end of Game of Thrones, and how they’re dealing with it. Read on!

In a new interview by The Belfast Telegraph, Emilia Clarke (Daenerys), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) talked about their characters, and the end of Game of Thrones. Starting off, Emilia described how she was feeling about Daenerys. She said :

“Right now, I’m sort of feeling – with her – optimistic. She’ll probably need some help, though. I’ll definitely be disappointed if she doesn’t make it. I think that there was always that idea that she would know where she was going to, but the reality is frightening.

I mean, I always believed that Dany had the highest of hopes for what kind of impact she could leave on this world. She is continuously reaching for purest level of rulership – is that a word? I just made it up.”

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Talking about how the women of the show were running everything now, Emilia said :

“Suddenly like, it’s a woman’s world. That’s nice; that’s good. Dany is exploring every avenue that her kind of bloodline has been to. People have an idea of what her father was and everyone has vague idea what her brother was.

She knows what those things are but it could be very easy for her to do something very rash.”

She also talked about the end of the show, and leaving Belfast :

“It’s weird – we’ve spent about four years of our lives in Belfast. The thought of it ending is enormous and crazy and weird. I can’t even imagine the weirdness and tears when it ends, and the sadness – hopefully I’ll be sitting on the throne and that will make it all better.

I hope Game of Thrones is remembered for beautiful storytelling; that would be the biggest goal.”

Kit Harington talked about how it was a relief to not have to pretend that he was done with Game of Thrones, and Jon Snow was dead :

“It really, really was a relief to be able to walk around Belfast and not have to make some excuse about what I’m doing here. I told my family and close friends only and had to hide when I was supposed to be dead – the social side of things here suffered a bit. There was no jet or helicopters to fly me in and out and we had to be careful, as there had been drone camera flying over the Battle of the Bastards, for a start.

I had to run under an umbrella and be taken to a tent.”

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Kit also said that playing Jon Snow has been the most important job of his life. Talking about how things will go for Jon, he said :

“You could see, at the end of season six, he’s thinking, ‘I’m the King of the North and there is a small smile on his face, and I think that season seven starts with optimism. I mean, the world’s f****** ending and he’s in real danger, but at least he’s in a place where people will listen to him when he’s warning them, and he can get right down to business. And I think the point of sending Mel away at the end of last season was to say, well, she’s not around, so you know he’s in danger, mortal danger, like everyone else.”

Sophie Turner talked about how Sansa Stark is a bit uneasy at the end of Season 6, getting no credit for being the real reason for winning Battle of the Bastards :

“I think she definitely feels left out, with Jon being King of the North. There’s a little bit of jealousy there and she feels as though she deserves the title of Queen of the North. She also feels like it’s an injustice that she hasn’t been recognised for what she did for all of the northerners and also that Jon isn’t recognising that either.

“I think if Jon was really appreciative of what she’s done and spoke to her about it, she wouldn’t have a problem with all the northern Lords not bowing down to her and hailing her Queen of the North. I think all she wants is the respect of her brother and I don’t think she feels like she’s getting that.”

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As far as Sansa’s Season 7 goes, Sophie gave us an idea at what we might get to see :

“She’s less sympathetic towards the other characters – she’s in it for herself and she’ll do anything to get what she wants at this point.”

Gwendoline Christie talked about how the Brienne / Tormund  thing had become viral, and how Kristofer Hivju, who plays Tormund, sent her a few memes including the pair. She said:

“It was a bit more than I expected actually and Kristofer… I could tell he was delighted. He started sending something that I believe is called a meme? And a selection of images involving some very creative collage work done on a computer and web pictures from Titanic of Leonardo de Caprio and Kate Winslet — I was Leo, of course.

It was mainly images of him in dresses, looking very small, and me protecting, so I’m not entirely sure what he was trying to communicate but I felt he was happy, and that’s all that matters.”

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She also talked about how she didn’t see Brienne sitting on the Iron Throne :

“(I) Don’t think she’s about domination. I think Yara Greyjoy would be a good one. I always wanted Hodor on there but I don’t suppose that’s going to happen now. Arya would be good. Maybe her and Sansa together, or Jon Snow? I don’t know.”

There is much more in the interview, so go check the full text, over here. What do you think? How are you feeling about the end of Game of Thrones? Tell us in the comments, below!

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