Emilia Clarke, famous for her role as the silver-haired mother of dragons, Daenerys Targaryen, on “Game of Thrones,” will be done with the series after its eighth and final season.
“I mean, I have no doubt there’ll be prequels and sequels and who knows what else,” she told Rolling Stone in a recent interview. “But I am doing one more season. And then that will be it.”
However, there’s no need to mourn the loss of Clarke just yet; the seventh season of “Game of Thrones” is just about to premiere, and the final season of “Game of Thrones” has yet to be filmed. Clarke has also been cast in the much anticipated Han Solo prequel that is currently shooting — so rest assured we will be seeing a lot of her over the next couple of years.
Clarke has also stated that she’s not sure how she’ll feel once “Game of Thrones” has ended.
“There’s going to be a shake-up of my identity, I think,” Clarke said about the series coming to an end. “And I feel like I’m only going to understand what the last seven years has been when we stop.”
Perhaps, once Clarke has taken a break from filming “Game of Thrones” after working on the series for over 7 years, she’ll be up for reprising her role as Khaleesi. If they can bring Jon Snow back from the dead, surely they can think of a way to bring back the mother of dragons, should Clarke be interested.
Season 7 of “Game of Thrones” premieres July 16.