Given that winter has arrived and the White Walkers might have risen, you might expect those in Westeros to have an idea of how things are going to end, but, according to Emilia Clarke, the cast of Game of Thrones is totally in the dark, too.
Over the last few months we’ve been given some rather interesting details about Game of Thrones. Firstly, we were told exactly when the seventh season of the popular HBO fantasy drama would be returning (July 16th, FYI) and were even gifted with the teaser trailer (which was pretty darn epic!).
What’s more, we were also told that the show’s eighth and final season would be the shortest yet. While Season 7 is set to be seven episodes long, Season 8 is only going to consist of six (!) episodes, and we have to admit that our hearts broke a little.
But if you’re wondering how Game of Thrones might all end, you might not want to ask the cast as, according to Clarke, none of them have a clue.
Speaking to the Los Angeles Daily News, Clarke said that they’re as much in the dark as we are.
“No one knows anything. No one is told anything. It’s all crazy,” she admitted.
In fact, she said, the cast aren’t to be trusted.
Emilia Clarke’s comments echo a certain Kit Harrington (the actor who plays Jon Snow), who also admitted that he knew nothing.
“Everyone’s been wondering how it’s going to end, and what’s going to happen right from the get-go, and theorizing about it,” he said earlier this year. “It’s really exciting to me not knowing, genuinely having no idea where it’s going to end, what they’ve got in their heads, and being the first to find out.”
In fact, Emilia Clarke compared her experiences being kept in the dark and having to withhold secrets to working on another high profile project: the untitled Han Solo movie.
“I genuinely can’t tell you anything other than Alden is magnificent, and it’s a delight to do something on that level with really cool actors and nice people,” she teased. “But it’s even scarier talking about that than Game of Thrones.”
We know that Disney is pretty strict when it comes to discussing any upcoming projects, and we imagine that, given how desperate for news Star Wars fans are, it must be hard not to slip up.
Of course, we don’t have too long to wait until Game of Thrones returns, and there are plenty of spoilers circulating around on the internet. In fact, it’s thought that the entire plot of Season 7 leaked online, and earlier this month we were gifted with some rather intriguing images from the show, too. SO. EXCITING.
Game of Thrones returns to HBO on July 16th.