Emilia Clarke can’t spoil Season 8 of Game of Thrones but she is giving fans a little insight into what they can expect from the final season.
Fans know Daenerys Targaryen is heading to Winterfell and will meet the family of Jon Snow, but it’s not going to be all sunshine and roses. In fact, it sounds like she’ll have a hard time winning over Jon’s sister, Sansa Stark.
“I like to think that it’s like Meet the Parents. It’s like: ‘I hope they like me. This dude’s wicked. It’s a real good thing we got going on. He’s the final piece. We’re destined for greatness and world domination is a breath away,’” Clarke told Entertainment Weekly.
“And so I need to be like: ‘Can I braid your hair, Sansa? Little Arya, come over here, let’s play some cricket.’ So there’s that. And then, very, very quickly, it’s like: ‘Wait, is it just me, or do they hate me?’”
The final season premieres on HBO on Sunday, April 14 and the first episode will focus on the Targaryen-Stark introduction. Though it may be intimidating for Dany to walk into uncharted territory, Clarke believes her character is stronger than ever.
“The thing I now realize is she’s not a scared little girl anymore. So there’s less room for vulnerability or sentimentality or soft edges,” she shared.
“Everything feels more intense. I had a scene with someone and I turned to him and said, ‘Oh my God, I’m not going to do this ever again,’ and that brings tears to my eyes.”
Fans will get to see it all go down this Sunday when the first of the final six episodes premiere! Advanced word is that each episode is longer and bigger than any from previous seasons — so get ready to be completely amazed.