8 ‘Game of Thrones’ Stars’ Reactions to the HBO Drama’s Finale (PHOTOS)

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Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen)

Clarke told the Press Association this month that she walked around London “for three hours, aimlessly” after reading the conclusion to her character’s storyline. “It might have been raining and I would’ve just walked in it not knowing what to do.”


Kit Harington (Jon Snow)

“I haven’t watched a single series that has a following like Thrones does where everyone is satisfied with the ending,” Harington told Emmy Magazine this month. “I don’t think that it’ll be any different with this. I think it will divide opinion.”


Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark)

“I feel very satisfied with the ending of the entire show,” Turner told Rolling Stone for its March cover story. “Every story arc came to a really good close.”


Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark)

“We got to read the whole script, which was actually quite terrifying because you don’t really want that information in your head,” Hempstead Wright told GQ this month. “There was one particular area where I had to get up and actually pace around the room a little bit and go, ‘What?'”


Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth)

“You’re going to need therapy,” Christie told E! News in December. “I think just the show ending is going to send all of the world into professional help.” She later told Entertainment Weekly she doesn’t think there’s “any way people aren’t going to want more.”


Carice van Houten (Melisandre)

“It is what it is, and so that’s what it should be,” van Houten said of the finale in an interview with What’s On this month. “There’s nothing to say about whether I’d change it if I were in charge. In an ideal world we would want Samwell Tarly to be the king and rule the world, but unfortunately, that’s not the reality.”


Rory McCann (The Hound)

“I remember reading [the ending] going, ‘Wow, thank you, [showrunners] David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss]. Thank you, [novelist] George [R.R. Martin],'” McCann told RadioTimes.com this month. “‘What a gift.'”


Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont)

“[When I read the scripts] I felt, ‘They’ve done it, they’ve pulled it off,'” Glen told The Telegraph this month. “That balance of satiating people’s desire for things to be complete, but leaving enough questions in the air for people to try to project forward what world will follow, individually for all the characters and universally for the world that Thrones has occupied.”

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The GOT cast members have been making the promotional rounds, and while they’ve been careful not to reveal spoilers, they have divulged their reactions to the ending of the story — which many of them started filming 10 years ago.

Click through the gallery above to read their thoughts on Game of Thrones‘ endgame.

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