Game of Thrones Actors Reflect on Their Final Scenes

March 21, 2019 4 min read

Game of Thrones Actors Reflect on Their Final Scenes

With the season coming to a close here in the next month or so, the Game of Thrones cast is out in mass spread the good word about closing out the show that has consumed their lives for the past decade. We've decided to compile them all here together for your reading pleasure. But be warned: here there be spoilers. If you want to keep the final season new and fresh, avoid the article below!

Maisie Williams

Crowd-pleaser Arya is a tough warrior, but the final season marks the first time Williams is participating in the final battle of the season.

"I skip the battle every year, which is bizarre since Arya's the one who's been training the most," she said. "This is my first taste of it. And I've been thrown in at the deep end."

Will she make a difference? Most likely. And yet how did her final scene go?

“I ended on the perfect scene. I was alone –- shocker! Arya’s always bloody alone. But I was alone."

Williams said that as bittersweet as it has been, she's ready to set down the face of Arya. “I got to the end and I didn’t want more. I had exhausted every possible piece of Arya.”


Sophie Turner

Turner's Sansa has arguably had the most dynamic arc of any character in the show. She's gone from a meek little princess to a power player. So, what can we expect from her final scenes? Well, she told Newsweek:

"It was very emotional [...] I was lucky that my last day was surrounded by a lot of the cast members. We’d been shooting the same scene for five days straight, so by the end of it I was like, ‘f—, I just want to finish.’ But it was highly emotional.”

Turner also got to film some fake scenes to reportedly fuck with fans who might be inclined to leak. It will be interesting to see if those pop up later once the show is officially over and fans are desperate for content.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Coster-Waldau's Jamie Lannister has arguably made it further than anyone would have thought. Dead pools have been picking on poor Jamie ever since the books were surpassed. But Coster-Waldau warns us, he's here to stay for at least a little bit: his final scene doesn't come until later on in the six-episode finale.



Malaysian outlet Star 2 is claiming that Jamie won't be making it to the end, but they did quote Coster-Waldau as saying:

"I had a great last scene. It was absolutely beautiful. It was the perfect way to end. Obviously, I can’t tell you what the scene was. It wasn’t the final scene (of the series), but it was close to the end and it was shot at a beautiful location."

Peter Dinklage

Dinklage, who plays the infamous Tyrion Lannister took his time talking to the press, not about his last scene, but another co-star's and how important it was for him to be present during their wrap.

"It was really hard. I won't say their name or their character's name, but one of the young people on the show wrapped this past season and everybody was a wreck. This person had grown up on the show, you know? They were a child and now they were an adult. And then they're done. It's like we were witnessing this person saying good-bye to their childhood. I know Game of Thrones is just a TV show, la-di-da, but it was our life."

Kit Harington

Kit Harington provided a little extra information about Jon Snow's last scene. It's important to remember that these aren't the last scenes of their characters in the show, but instead the last scenes that they acted.

Harington told GQ Australia that his final scene involved a green screen. Whatever could that mean? But he also offered up these facts:

“Everyone was broken at the end. I don’t know if we were crying because we were sad it was ending or if we were crying because it was so fucking tiring. We were sleep deprived. It was like it was designed to make you think, Right, I’m fucking sick of this. I remember everyone walking around towards the end going, ‘I’ve had enough now. I love this, it’s been the best thing in my life, I’ll miss it one day – but I’m done.’”



Emilia Clarke

Clarke, our one and only Khaleesi, said that she wandered around London aimlessly for hours when she read Danerys' final scene. But what happened when she shot her last one?

She told the Press Association that she had to nurse a little warmth in order to recover. Clarke didn't tell much about the actual scene itself but said that after filming it, she needed a little wine and quickly realized that that was not going to help.

“That was the moment I realized that alcohol can also be a depressant. I was kind of nursing a glass of wine going, ‘I don’t know why I’m not getting any happier from this!”’

What will you be putting in your drinking horn when the final scene plays? Remember: Game of Thrones' final season premieres April 


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