Emilia Clarke has played Daenerys Targaryen for the last time as she has already filmed her final scenes on Game of Thrones…
For the past eight years, Emilia Clarke’s life has more or less revolved around Game of Thrones.
Back in 2010 when Clarke was first cast in the role that has defined her career, she was relatively unknown outside of doing theater, a few television roles and one part in a made for TV movie for the Syfy network.
Now in 2018, Clarke is one of the most sought after actresses in Hollywood including a starring role in Solo: A Star Wars Story that opens in theaters on Friday. Of course, Clarke is still best known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen — the First of Her Name, the Unburnt, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons — but her time playing the iconic queen-to-be is coming to an end.
Game of Thrones will wrap up with six episodes in the final season set to debut on HBO in 2019.
While filming and post production work on the series will still be ongoing for several more months, Clarke revealed recently while promoting her role in Solo that she has already wrapped her final scenes playing Daenerys Targaryen.
“It fucked me up,” Clarke told Vanity Fair about shooting her final scene for Game of Thrones. “Knowing that is going to be a lasting flavor in someone’s mouth of what Daenerys is.”
Shooting on Game of Thrones is expected to go until sometime in June before the show is finally assembled in post production before debuting on HBO in 2019.
Obviously Clarke will ramp back up her talk about Daenerys later this year or early next year when promotion for Game of Thrones ramps up again but she’s already closed the book on the Targaryen queen after finishing her final scenes just recently.
Clarke hasn’t said much else about the final season of Game of Thrones outside of the emotional turmoil she’s gone through saying goodbye to that character for the last time.
“It really is the most heartbreaking thing to be filming the last of anything,” Clark told ‘Good Morning America’. “I’ve become an emotional wreck on set. They’re like ‘Emilia…it’s okay,’ and I’m like, ‘But it’s the last time!’”
Game of Thrones season 8 — the final season — will debut on HBO in 2019.