How Game Of Thrones Cast Will Survive Without The Show
The actors of one of the best shows in television history have finally wrapped up filming, and now, fans have to wait several more months before seeing the conclusion of such an amazing story. However, working on the same show for eight years leaves a mark on a person. The following article details what these stars will do now that Game of Thrones is over.
Kit Harrington – Jon Snow
The season seven finale revealed that Jon Snow is actually the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark, making him the heir to the iron throne. Meanwhile, the actor recently married his former co-star, Rose Leslie, who played his love interest a couple of seasons back. Additionally, his acting career is taking off just as beautifully as his personal life.
He appeared on the film The Death and Life of John F. Donovan with Jessica Chastain and Natalie Portman, and Kit also lent his voice for the third sequel of How to Train Your Dragon, which is set to release next year. The actor will also appear on Sam Shepherd’s play True West, making it pretty clear that he might not miss GOT that much.
"It’s always been more than a job. They were a family and it was my life. I’ve loved every minute of it. I can’t go into my next role looking the same. This role was brilliant, but I’ll need to get rid of Jon Snow.”
Emilia Clarke – Daenerys Targaryen
Emilia plays one of the fan-favorite characters of the show, and she expressed her sadness about finishing her filming schedule. The actress took to Instagram to say: “Thank you for the life I never dreamed I’d be able to live and the family I’ll never stop missing.” Clarke will always remember her time on the show because she got a unique tattoo of three dragons.
While Daenerys gets ready to face the army of White Walkers, Emilia is working on advancing her career on the big screen with the role of Qi’ra in the Star Wars movie, Han Solo, and the Philip Noyce film Above Suspicion. We cannot wait to see what the future brings for this adorable actress, and how Daenerys fairs in the final season.
Peter Dinklage – Tyrion Lannister
Peter plays the role of Tyrion Lannister, who is perhaps the only member of that awful family that people like. In an interview with Variety, the actor talked about the end of the best show on HBO:
“It’s time. Storywise, not just for all our lives. It’s the perfect time to end it. Sometimes shows stay on a little too long, the jumping-the-shark thing. "It’s gonna be sad when Thrones is over. I really do love everyone I work with on that show."
Meanwhile, Dinklage seems just as relaxed about life as he is as Tyrion, but he has some great projects apart from the series. This year, the actor produced and appeared in I Think We’re Alone Now, which premiered on the Sundance Film Festival, and you might also remember him from Avengers: Infinity War, where he played the role Eitri, a giant dwarf.
Lena Headey – Cersei Lannister
She is perhaps the most hated character on the show right now, and it seems like that actress is tired of all the hate she has received for playing such an awful person. In an interview, Lena revealed that some fans go way overboard and through insults her way. One fan asked if her black hair was real – Headey is a brunette – and when she said yes, he told her she looked better as a blonde.
On a lighter note, the actress had several projects aside from the series this year, such as The Immigration Drama, The Flood, and Fighting with My Family. We love how fiercely this actress plays the role of Cersei, even if the character is horrible, so we hope that everything she does after GOT ends becomes just as successful.
Nicolaj Coster-Waldau – Jaime Lannister
The Kingslayer was such an awful person, and then the character developed beautifully to the point where fans are rooting for him. Jaime is torn between helping his sister and doing what is right for the world, but in real life, the actor has no such problems as his career is doing fantastic after the success of GOT, constantly starring on television and film.
Nicolaj currently stars on the Netflix drama Small Crimes and on another show titled Shot Caller. On the big screen, he worked with Brian De Palma on the thriller Domino, so it looks like he is another person in the cast that will be too busy to miss his time on the series. The actor talked about his experience and how it changed his life:
“I don't know if it's changed my life, per se — I have the same wife, the same kids, the same house, the same old Skoda.”
Maisie Williams – Arya Stark
Arya is one of the best and fiercest characters remaining on the cast, and we cannot wait to see if she completes the list of people she has to kill. In real life, the actress got fans all excited when she took to Instagram with, “Goodbye Belfast. Goodbye Arya. Goodbye Game of Thrones. What a joy I’ve had. Here’s to the adventures to come. #lastwomanstanding #barely.”
Everyone rushed with several different theories about how the series ends. Meanwhile, the actress is sad that she will never play that role again; after all, she grew up with her character, developing into a lovely young lady in real life and an assassin on the show. The actress wants to try theater work, indie films and will launch a networking app called Daisie.
Sophie Turner – Sansa Stark
Sansa started out as the most naïve little girl in Winterfell, but through a series of horrible experiences, she has become a forceful leader. Meanwhile, Sophie is doing great in real life, as she is engaged to Joe Jonas, and she landed the role of Jean Grey in the next installment of the X-Men franchise titled X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
Furthermore, the actress has other films in the works and wants to start producing as well, but she will miss the role of Sansa, and just like Emilia Clarke, she got a tattoo to commemorate her time on the HBO series. It features the Stark wolf and the words “the pack survives”, which many fans said could possibly be a spoiler.
Isaac Hempstead Wright – Bran Stark/The Three-Eyed Raven
Isaac grew up on the show like Maisie Williams, losing his ability to walk, fighting White Walkers and finally becoming The Three-Eyed Raven. However, in real life, the actor is moving on with his life with plans to go to college once again; he had dropped out of the University of Birmingham to focus on acting on the series.
Now, Isaac wants to go back to school, and we are sure that his fellow classmates will love having him around. Additionally, the actor revealed that he is going to miss his role as Bran, and whatever happens with him on season eight will probably be pivoting for the show. “When it actually finishes, it’s going to hit hard.”
We want the final season to get here now, but we also dread the idea of our favorite show ending. Luckily, HBO has already announced several prequels in the making, so they will have to satisfy our craving for the Seven Kingdoms. If you liked this article, share it with your friends who love this show as much as us. See you next time!