Even Emilia Clarke doesn't know how the final season of GoT will end
Here's a little tip from Khaleesi herself: "It will be what none of us think it will be, I’m pretty sure.”
The fact that there's going to be no Game of Thrones this year has been hard enough already for all the hardcore fans, but here comes a shocker - even the beloved fan favourite Emilia Clarke aka Danaerys Targaryen has no idea about how the forthcoming eighth and final season is going to end.
“I don’t know,” Emilia shared at a Kering-Variety Women in Motion talk at Cannes. “But we do have ideas, don’t we? It will be what none of us think it will be, I’m pretty sure.”
While she's grilling herself for the upcoming final season, Emilia is also having certain mixed feelings about having to give up the character for good.
“It really feels like preparing to leave home,” she said. “So it’s exciting, but it’s sad and scary all at the same time…it’s been my entire life and it’s been my entire twenties, and then some. It’s been my whole everything.”
Sadly, while she had no tips or hints to drop about the finale that the show will culminate in, she did have certain empowering things to say about how there has been no disparity in payment between her and the male actors on the show.
“On Game of Thrones, I have always been paid the same amount as my male co-stars,” she said. “It was my first job and I was not discriminated against because I was a woman.”
So for now, the best that can be done is wait patiently to observe what the showrunners have in store for the fans. And while people are at it, they will be happy to know that Emilia is also going to appear as Qi’ra in the new 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' film — wherein her character, as she revealed to Entertainment Weekly, had “a core of steel.”
But for everyone wondering how Emilia feels about playing the roles of such strong women, she had the perfect answer. “I want to tell you how it feels to play a woman. The end,” she said. “Find another adjective, dammit! I’m just playing women. If it’s not strong, what is it? Are you telling me there’s a weak option? A lead in a movie is going to be weak? It just doesn’t even bear having the conversation. So enough already with the ‘strong woman’ please.”
While the strong women roles question can put her off a bit, Emilia certainly enjoys answering what life is like on GoT sets.
“I’ve been writing a diary, so when I’m an old lady I can look back and remember what I was really feeling,” she said. “The majority of my diary entries are like, ‘I’m tired!’” she said.
“None of it’s like this wistful thing I hoped it would be—it’s mainly talking about what I’ve eaten for dinner.”