Game of Thrones Season 8 is on the horizon and star Gwendoline Christie thinks fans are going to need therapy afterwards. The hit HBO show premieres in April and everybody is waiting for the first substantial footage to hit the web. Last week, Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and John Bradley West (Samwell Tarly), as well as series producers/showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff appeared at Brazil Comic-Con to unveil the first teaser, which featured ice and fire taking over Westeros.
Gwendoline Christie was recently interviewed on the red carpet for the premiere of Welcome to Marwen and she was asked about Game of Thrones Season 8. When asked about what fans can expect, Christie said, "You're going to need therapy." When asked further about what that meant, specifically if someone dies, the actress clarified her earlier remark. She explains.
"I think just the show ending is going to send all of the world into professional help..."
Obviously, the ending of Game of Thrones is going to be a huge bummer for a lot of fans. The cast and crew have spoken out about how emotional it was filming the final scenes. Kit Harington admits that he burst into tears after he wrapped and Emilia Clarke says that the ending messed her up pretty bad. Gwendoline Christie also commented on the emotional impact of the show ending on the cast and crew. She had this to say.
"I think it's going to make me incredibly emotional. We're all emotional about the fact that this is the end, and this is the end of something incredibly significant for all of us, and it's been a truly incredible thing to be a part of."
Gwendoline Christie's Brienne of Tarth was last seen in Game of Thrones on the side of the North when it came to deciding where to stand against the white walkers after seeing one for the first time with Jaime and Cersei Lannister. Season 8 is going to be full of crazy action, which hopefully will include Brienne of Tarth making it through to the end of the show. Christie's character is a fan-favorite, so it'd be pretty dark to see her die, even though that's what the show does best.
HBO has yet to announce an official release date for Game of Thrones Season 8, but it will be sometime in April 2019. The post-production process is currently underway and the visual effects will still be worked on until the very end, adding to the anxiety surrounding the premiere date. The final season will consist of 6 episodes, which will all be longer than traditional episodes and will contain the biggest battle of the entire series. There's a lot to look forward to and it might be a good idea to find a therapist ahead of the premiere. You can check out the rest of the interview with Gwendoline Christie at E! Online.