It’s one thing to be an avid reader (and possibly Reddit-er) of Game of Thrones and not have a clue about how the show will end; it’s another thing entirely to be a member of the HBO cast and still not have any idea.
That’s what Emilia Clarke, aka Daenerys Targaryen, revealed in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, and we’re more lost than ever (but also feel pretty good about the fact that even the Mother of Dragons isn’t super clear about the series finale…meaning we’re not the only ones left in the dark). Clarke, who confirmed what HBO president Casey Bloys said back in September—that HBO is filming multiple endings of the hit show to avoid spoilers—said she doesn’t have any idea which one is the true ending, even after reading the script for the last episode.
“I don’t even know that I do now. I’m being serious. I think they’re filming a bunch of stuff and they’re not telling us. I’m being serious—I’m being deadly serious. I think that they don’t even trust us,” Clarke told host Scott Feinberg during the interview. “I read what I read last year—I’ve read those scripts. Holy moly. Took me a couple hours to come down from that…” Clarke said regarding the final GoT episode.
Even HBO’s vice president of drama Francesca Orsi, after a very emotional table read in March of this year, hinted that many beloved characters will die “one by one” in the finale. (Ummm, we’re so not on board with that.)
Clarke also said she thinks the multiple endings have been confusing cast members (including herself): “I did [read the script], and since then, people are saying something on set and you’re just like, ‘I think that they’re filming other stuff.’ And everybody’s being really cagey about it. And then there’s a lot of like ‘Wait, why’re you—what are you—wait a second.’ ’Cause there’s lots of different endings that could happen that I think that we’re all doing all of them and we aren’t being told which is actually what’s gonna happen.”
All we know is, if the Khaleesi, Mother of Dragons and rightful Queen of the Andals and the First Men, etc. is confused, we’re going to need a whole bunch of Game of Thrones whisky to get through season eight. (And may the old and new gods be with us.)