Emilia Clarke wrote an emotional message to the 'Game of Thrones' family she will 'never stop missing'

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  • “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke posted an emotional goodbye to her “family” from the show on Instagram Tuesday.
  • Clarke said goodbye to the land that’s been her “home away from home” for nearly a decade.
  • Clarke didn’t confirm whether or not she’s done filming for good.
  • “Game of Thrones” returns for its final season in 2018.

After almost a decade working on the show, “Game of Thrones” star Emilia Clarke wrote an emotional goodbye to the “Game of Thrones” family.

“Hopped on a boat to an island to say goodbye to the land that has been my home away from home for almost a decade,” Clarke wrote. “It’s been a trip @gameofthrones thank you for the life I never dreamed I’d be able to live and the family I’ll never stop missing #????#lastseasonitis.”

It’s not clear whether this means Clarke is completely finished filming season 8, but it likely means she is finished shooting on location.

Clarke joined the cast of “Game of Thrones” in 2010, and it has dominated her career ever since. Originally the role of Daenerys Targayren was given to another actress, Tamzin Merchant, but Merchant was replaced by Clarke for undisclosed reasons.

Over the years, Clarke has recieved high praise for her performance on “Game of Thrones,” including three Emmy nominations for best actress in a drama series. Clarke is, along with others in the “Game of Thrones” cast, reportedly one of the highest paid actors in television ever, making about $US2 million per episode for season 8.

Unfortunately, whether Clarke has completed filming for season 8 doesn’t give us any clues about when the final season will premiere on HBO. At this point, all we know is that it returns some time in 2019, presumably spring like the first 6 seasons.

Here is Clarke’s Instagram post:

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