Emilia Clarke Is ‘Truthfully Sad’ About the Game of Thrones Finale Backlash

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It’s been a solid few months since our gal Daenerys transformed into a mass-killing dictator on Game of Thrones, and, even though we already got a hint that Emilia Clarke wasn’t a huge fan of what became of her character, the actress is now admitting what many, many viewers lamented throughout the show’s final season: Yeah, it was maybe a bummer, innit? In a new interview with The Daily Telegraph, Clarke said that while she didn’t consume a lot of the criticism written about the final season, she still felt terrible about it, especially when thinking about her pals, showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss. “I was too busy focusing on my own reactions to really pay too much attention, if any at all,” she explained. “The only thing I felt truthfully sad about was that David and Dan are my really good friends, and so it’s for them that I feel heartbreak, because it’s theirs.” She added, for the fans: “It sucks this wasn’t the perfect ending that people were hoping for, but I truly believe we would never have made everyone happy.” One more Dracarys roar for the road.

Emilia Clarke Is ‘Sad’ About Game of Thrones Finale Backlash