'Game of Thrones' stars get emotional at final season premiere

'Game of Thrones' stars get emotional at final season premiere

Emilia Clarke, who portrays Daenerys Targaryen, and Gwendoline Christie, who plays the knight Brienne of Tarth, each took the opportunity to say how "proud" they were to have been a part of the show, with Christie noting she particularly enjoyed playing such a many-faceted character.

Maisie Williams was just 13 when she began her role as Arya Stark and the now 21-year-old said she would miss the months of filming outdoors in freezing weather in Northern Ireland.

Dozens of actors, many of whom were unknown before the medieval fantasy series began in 2011, flew to NY ahead of the eighth and final season of the show, which arrives on HBO on April 14.

The groundbreaking HBO series, based on the popular book series by George R.R. Martin, has had insane twists, eye-popping turns and a measure of fearlessness, like killing off main characters.

Pilou Asbaek, who plays Euron Greyjoy, said fans can expect even more of those moments in the last few shows. "I've got my waterproof mascara on tonight because I know there'll be a lot of crying".

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Season 7, which was broadcast in 2017, saw the characters head towards a great battle over the Iron Throne while a zombie army of White Walkers, led by the undead Night King, march south and threaten mankind's destruction. Emilia Clarke's answer might surprise you. "WTF I thought this dude was dead..."

At Game of Thrones' season eight premiere in NY on Wednesday, her former on-screen husband Momoa told Entertainment Tonight: "I've kind of been a part of that whole situation for a very long time, so we've had so many scares and trying to find the right way to come out and help". She live-tweets each episode, so if you don't mind laughing while awful things happen to your favorite characters, give her a follow.

"We're going to have a summer wedding, which I'm looking forward to", he said.

Actress Lena Headey has admitted she was "heartbroken" as she couldn't attend the NY premiere of "Game of Thrones" because of illness.