Com os Emmys a chegar, começam as entrevistas aos nomeados. A revista The Wrap esteve à conversa com Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke e Lena Headey onde falaram sobre o trabalho deles na série, sobre o final de Game of Thrones, entre outras curiosidades.
Kit Harington falou à revista sobre a sua tentativa de fazer com que todos os seus colegas do elenco acreditassem que Jon Snow estava realmente morto. Muitos não caíram na conversa dele, mas a Sohie Turner, como já chegamos a noticiar antes, caiu.
I don’t know why I chose Sophie, of all people, to deceive the most. I let her in on the secret last of anyone, really, and she was so sweet. She wrote me a letter about my leaving the show, and she bought that I wouldn’t be coming back. We’re all very pally with each other on our set, we’re like family, and she genuinely feels like a little sister to me. So I guess I kind of played tricks on her like an older brother would.
Ele referiu ainda que normalmente costumam receber os roteiros (scripts) cerca de duas semanas antes do inicio das gravações. Sobre Jon Snow ele explicou ainda como a personagem mudou depois que foi ressuscitado.
He comes back as himself, as the Jon that everyone knows. Which at first I found disappointing. But it’s more subtle than that. He has an insight into what lies beyond that very few people in his world do, and that no one in our world does—he knows that there’s no afterlife. Which does quietly drive who he is and what he wants to do.
O ator admitiu que se sente mais seguro na série depois de ter morrido no final da quinta temporada. Apesar de a morte da personagem poder voltar a acontecer (e de forma definitiva) na próxima temporada ele admite que depois do que se passou com Jon agora sente-se mais seguro.
“I feel like one of the safest people on Thrones now. Maybe I shouldn’t say that. He could die next season, but I felt very safe this season. Because if I come back to life in Episode 2, it would be awful storytelling if you kill me in Episode 4. So I felt a bit cocky this season.”
Emilia Clarke falou sobre o fim iminente da série que se aproxima e o legado deixado pela sua personagem (Daenerys Targaryen).
It’s not going to be nice when the show ends, obviously. It’s going to be huge, epic. But I’m excited. The landscape’s getting exciting and different and we have more time to do it.
Sobre o legado de Danny ele refere que é “apenas um pouco de poder feminino”.
I just want the empowerment of people watching a character like this to light a spark in their brain, like, ‘No, you don’t need to have dragons to be a badass in your day-to-day life.’ Who doesn’t love a hero? And there’s so many on the show. So I hope that’s what the show will leave.”
A atriz revelou que dois dos seus grandes atores favoritos são Lucille Ball e Audrey Hepburn e diz que está trabalhar num roteiro cómico com a sua amiga Lola Frears.
It had to be a comedy. This is the most joyous, easiest thing I’ve ever done. We’re in the middle of it and it’s wonderful. We’ll see what happens. It’s just good to stoke as many fires as possible.
Sobre o fato de que os fãs sempre vão vê-la como “Daenerys” ela refere:
I love it! It’s a wonderful thing. I think of actors that I love and their iconic roles, and I can love and appreciate everything that they do, but there is still that one thing… I’m so lucky to be known for this. She’s got range and she’s got an arc, and she’s got so many wonderful qualities. It’s not a regular television show where it’s very much the same character coming back every year. This is different.
Lena Headey que viveu um ano em grande com a sua Cersei Lannister, falou sobre a última troca de olhares que vimos entre Cersei e Jaime no final da sexta temporada (The Winds of Winter).
The thing that gave her humanity was her kids. They’re gone now. Her father is gone. [Her brother] Tyrion is gone. There’s no one to tell her she can’t, she’s stupid, she’s just a woman. I think when Jaime looks anything other than happy, she has a “f— you” moment. This will be such an interesting season for them. Where do they go? It’s so toxic now.