Emilia Clarke Speaks On The “Game Of Thrones” Series Finale
“Game Of Thrones” is officially over and it went down in a firey DISAPPOINTING way. Showrunners DB Weiss and David Benioff chose to make the final episode of the entire series a predictable, campy catastrophe that culminated with another lackluster death scene. The entire thing was a rushed miscalculated MESS that should’ve been buried in the rubble with the Lannister Lovers.
We won’t bother giving you a spoiler alert since the show is over—Yes, Daenerys Targaryen died and her lover/nephew Jon Snow killed her. Everyone pretty much saw that coming unless you thought that Arya Stark would actually make use of her faceless man training and do the deed herself—but that of course, would be too much like right.
Emilia Clarke a.k.a. Daenerys reflected on the finale with Entertainment Weekly who was with her on set and she revealed that she was SUPER emotional when she read about Daeny’s Mad Queen like actions and death, so much so that Emilia walked for FIVE hours and got blisters.
“I cried,” Clarke says. “And I went for a walk. I walked out of the house and took my keys and phone and walked back with blisters on my feet. I didn’t come back for five hours. I’m like, ‘How am I going to do this?’”
She also said that Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) didn’t read the script before the cast did a table read and he too got emotional.
“At the table read, Clarke sat across from Harington so she could “watch him compute all of this.” When they got to their final scene together, recalls Harington, “I looked at Emilia and there was a moment of me realizing, ‘No, no…’”
And Clarke nodded back, sadly, ‘Yes…’
“He was crying,” Clarke says. “And then it was kind of great him not having read it.”
Ultimately Emilia told Entertainment Weekly that she “stands by Daenerys.”
“I thought she was going to die,” she continues. “I feel very taken care of as a character in that sense. It’s a very beautiful and touching ending. Hopefully, what you’ll see in that last moment as she’s dying is: There’s the vulnerability — there’s the little girl you met in season 1. See? She’s right there. And now, she’s not there anymore…”
“But having said all of the things I’ve just said…” Clarke says. “I stand by Daenerys. I stand by her! I can’t not.”
Emilia also wrote on Instagram that Daenerys “took up the whole of her heart” during these eight seasons.
“Finding the words to write this post has left me overwhelmed with how much I want to say but how small words feel in comparison to what this show and Dany have meant to me.
The mother of dragons chapter has taken up the whole of my adult life. This woman has taken up the whole of my heart. I’ve sweated in the blaze of dragon fire, shed many tears at those who left our family early, and wrung my brain dry trying to do Khaleesi and the masterful words, actions (and names) I was given, justice.
Game of Thrones has shaped me as a woman, as an actor, and as a human being.”
“Took up your whole heart” and you’re okay with her going out like THAT?!
It’s clear that the #GOT writers just wanted to run like hell up outta Westeros and get on with their lives—ya hate to see it.
Were you satisfied with the GOT series finale???