'Game Of Thrones' Stars Post Tributes Ahead Of Last Ever Episode
HBO's massive worldwide phenomenon is coming to its end today, with stars posting emotional tributes to their cast and characters.
It's hard to say goodbye, especially when you're reportedly being paid around US$1.2 million to sip some wine and stare out a window at your kingdom on fire.
Ahead of the very last episode of 'Game of Thrones', the cast have been posting tributes to each other and farewelling the characters they've played for almost a decade.
On Instagram, Emilia Clarke -- who plays Daenerys Targaryen -- wrote that she was "overwhelmed" with what she wanted to say.
"The mother of dragons chapter has taken up the whole of my adult life. This woman has taken up the whole of my heart," she said. "I’ve sweated in the blaze of dragon fire, shed many tears at those who left our family early, and wrung my brain dry trying to do Khaleesi and the masterful words, actions (and names) I was given, justice."
Speaking directly to the fans of the series Clarke wrote, "I owe you so much thanks, for your steady gaze at what we’ve made and what I’ve done with a character that was already in the hearts of many before I slipped on the platinum wig of dreams."
"Without you there is no us," Clarke said, "And now our watch has ended."
Gwendoline Christie, meanwhile, posted a tongue-in-cheek photo of her and co-star Kit Harington "being told the ending" to the series.
Sophie Turner also posted a tribute to Sansa Stark, a character she began playing when she was just 13-years-old.
To her cast, Turner wrote, "Without you I wouldn't be the person I am today."
"Thank you for giving me this chance all those years ago," Turner's caption continued. "And finally to the fans. Thank you for falling in love with these characters and supporting this show right through till the end. I’ll miss this more than anything."
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau posted a short video asking fans who they believed would "win the 'Game of Thrones'" before cutting the video just as he appeared to say something groundbreaking (or maybe just before a wall fell on him??).
Check out some of the other cast tributes below ahead of the series finale:
Featured image: Instagram @emilia_clarke.