Game of Thrones fans still have to wait quite a while before the 8th and final season of the hit HBO series premieres, but Emilia Clarke has already filmed Daenerys' final scene and it "f*cked" her up. The secrecy on Game of Thrones may be even tighter than what Disney pulls off with their Star Wars and Marvel movies. HBO has reportedly had decoy scripts made, alternate endings filmed, and FBI-level security to prevent anything from leaking and spoiling years of hard work for the final season.
We know that Season 8 has already filmed the biggest battle in Game of Thrones history of the hit HBO series, which is really saying something after the Battle of the Bastards from Season 6. Now, Emilia Clarke has revealed that the final scene that she shot as Daenerys left a long-lasting impression on her. The actress doesn't go into detail, but what she says is pretty intriguing. Clarke had this to say.
"It f*cked me up. Knowing that is going to be a lasting flavor in someone's mouth of what Daenerys is..."
Emilia Clarke is a master of keeping secrets. Her latest gig is starring in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story, which has her declaring that everything in her life is a "spoiler," after being asked what it was like to work on such secretive projects all of the time. As for what Clarke had to say about her final scene, it looks like she's concerned about how she, and Game of Thrones will looked at when all of the dust settles and there's no more new episodes to look forward to. Game of Thrones is a worldwide phenomenon, which means that fans are going to be highly critical no matter what, and there's going to be a lot of them voicing their opinions.
Jumping into the Star Wars universe was a good choice for Emilia Clarke who is so closely identified as being the Mother of Dragons from Game of Thrones. Solo is enough of a jump for her to stretch her acting chops and play a character that is entirely different from Daenerys in a film that has a chance to be massive. In other words, if all goes well, Qi'ra will become almost as big as Daenerys to a new set of younger fans.
There is no official release date for Season 8 of Game of Thrones, but it seems highly unlikely that we will see it before the end of the year. Hopefully early 2019 will see long-awaited series make its return for the final time. The season will be abbreviated, only featuring 6 episodes, which will all be longer than we've seen on the series thus far. So, even though we're getting less episodes, they're all going to be supersized. You can read the rest of the in-depth interview with Emilia Clarke over at Vanity Fair.