“Game of Thrones” fans aren’t the only ones reeling over the show’s impending end.
During a Los Angeles screening of the Season 7 premiere, Sophie Turner told the BBC that she and her co-stars were “very emotional” about the HBO original series wrapping for good.
“It feels like a death in the family (but) it’s also exciting, and liberating,” the actress, who plays Sansa Stark on “Game of Thrones,” said.
Turner’s not alone in the feeling. Emilia Clarke previously told Elle Magazine she’d been losing sleep over Season 8.
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Clarke, who portrays Daenerys Targaryen on “Game of Thrones,” said it was largely her fear of letting down fans that troubled her.
“I get sleepless nights over it,” she shared at the time. “The higher everyone places the mantle, the bigger the fall. I don’t want to disappoint anyone.”
The show rarely disappoints, though some fans may find they’ve been misled by spoiler sites.
During an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” early this week, “Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington revealed that the show’s cast and crew faked a few scenes to fool paparazzi lurking near the set.
“We did fake some scenes,” he told host Jimmy Kimmel. “We put together people in situations where we knew the paparazzi was around so they’d take photos, and that would get on the internet to fake scenes.”
The Huffington Post suggests that with the high cost of production and time constraints, it would be almost foolish for the “Game of Thrones” cast and crew to dedicate any amount of time to flubbed storylines.
It wouldn’t be the first time they’ve done so, though. Ahead of Season 6, fans were led to believe Michelle Fairley’s character Catelyn Stark would return from the dead after she was spotted on set in Belfast, Ireland.
While it’s anyone’s guess what’ll go down when “Game of Thrones” returns to HBO on Sunday, July 16, one thing we know for sure is that it’s going to be major.
The penultimate season of the show is set to feature the longest episode in the show’s history. The episode will run close to 90 minutes.
“We have two episodes over 60 minutes this year,” showrunner David Weiss told Entertainment Weekly.
“One will be our longest episode ever — it’s coming in around 90 minutes,” David Benioff added. “Another is going to be our shortest episode at 50 minutes.”
Don’t miss the Season 7 premiere of “Game of Thrones” this Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO.
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