The end is near for Game of Thrones, which only has two seasons left before it officially bows out. While it’s depressing to think about the end of the show, the cast reveals that they are just as distressed as fans are.
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“I know we’re all feeling it on set,” Liam Cunningham, who plays Ser Davos Seaworth, told Mashable. “You’ve yet to see the work we’ve done on season 7. You guys have two more, we have one more, we’re one ahead of you — and we’re now in the position where it must be like trying to get off drugs. We’re easing ourselves off drugs gently, and the drug is this show.”
“Because we know we’re coming to an end, and [because of] what we’ve been filming in season 7 — without giving anything away, things are coming to a head, so not only do we feel the passage of time … that’s also been reflected in what we’re shooting,” added Cunningham, who has been part of the cast since the second season. “So it can be occasionally a little odd on set; it adds to the work and adds to the tension and we can use it, but I’ve never committed to a job like this before, this length of time. I’ve got a family on this that I’m gonna miss hugely.”
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For Jacob Anderson, who plays Grey Worm, filming the last leg of the show is like mayhem, though he’s impressed by how much the show is fitting into the upcoming season considering it’s shorter than previous seasons.
“It doesn’t feel like a panic, but I’m panicked for people, I think,” Anderson said. “I think, and this is true of season 6, you can feel that things are coming to a close. It’s all getting a bit much. The show’s kind of like a pressure cooker … It’s just absolute chaos.”
“In terms of the pace of it, it’s been pretty much the same, but there’s definitely a feeling of … ‘it’s coming to an end,'” said Alfie Allen, also known as Theon Greyjoy on the series. “It’s kind of crazy. It’s sad for us, because we’re not going to get to hang out as much.”
Season 7, which consists of seven episodes instead of the usual 10, is expected to premiere this summer. The number of episodes in season 8, on the other hand, remains uncertain.
Are you surprised that some of the cast members are having a hard time letting go of the show? How do you feel about the end of Game of Thrones? Which character will you miss the most? Do you have any theories on how it will play out?
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