Emilia Clarke says ‘Game of Thrones’ season finale will be ‘what none of us think it will be’


CANNES: British star Emilia Clarke has teased the fans of Game of Thrones, saying the finale of the fantasy series’ last season will be “what none of us think it will be.”

Clarke flew to Cannes in the midst of shooting the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones – the fantasy series that features her playing Daenerys Targaryen.

The actor attended the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday with the cast of her forthcoming project Solo: A Star Wars Story reports Variety.

She said she was not certain how all the clashes for the Iron Throne will end. “It will be what none of us think it will be,” Clarke said.

The protagonist gets emotional with the thought of the show coming to end. “It really feels like preparing to leave home… That’s exciting, but it’s sad and scary all at the same time,” she said.

Clarke also gave her two cents on Hollywood gender pay gap, saying that she has always received equal pay as her male co-stars on the show.

“On Game of Thrones, I have always been paid the same amount as my male co-stars,” the starlet said. “It was my first job and I was not discriminated against because I was a woman, in my paycheck.”

She said that recent revelations of pay inequality, like the discovery that Claire Foy was paid less than Matt Smith on The Crown, were ‘shocking, actually shocking.’

“You start to dig deep and see where it is, rife in the industry. So I think it’s mainly in the beginning, just be aware of that and going, ‘Can you just check?’” she said of handling negotiations. “You just start to fight harder for that stuff.”

Game of Thrones started with the first season back in 2011 and the final season is set to open in 2019.

Based on George R R Martin’s novels, the show is about the thrilling quest to claim the Iron Throne. It is the intricate and surprising tale that keeps one hooked to the show.

It also stars Sophie Turner, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Iain Glen in pivotal roles.