Emilia Clarke: Finale of Game Of Thrones ‘even bigger’ than battle

*** Stop! Not seen episode three yet? This article contains spoilers for Game Of Thrones season eight, episode three, The Long Night. ***

After the heart-pounding Battle of Winterfell, it would be fair to think Game Of Thrones might dial down the intensity just a smidge in the final few episodes.

But if the show’s Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen is to be believed, there’s not a chance.

Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen
Image: Clarke says the final three episodes are ‘insane’

Emilia Clarke, who plays Game Of Thrones‘ Mother of Dragons, has said the remaining three episodes are going to be “insane” and “even bigger” than the last.

In episode three, which aired on Monday, most of the major characters were plunged into a bloody and relentless battle for the duration of the show, with fans kept on the edge of their seats for the full 82 minutes.

Clarke gave some hints about the final episodes as new images were released to preview episode four. The pictures show many of the main characters, including Jon Snow and Arya Stark, bruised and battle-scarred.

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Lena Headey and Pilou Asbaek as Cersei Lannister and Euron Greyjoy in Game Of Thrones season eight. Pic: Sky Atlantic/ HBO
Image: Photos for episode four show a return for Cersei Lannister and Euron Greyjoy. Pic: Sky Atlantic/HBO
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Image: Arya Stark has a few war wounds after defeating the Night King. Pic: Sky Atlantic/HBO
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Image: Jon Snow is also battle-scarred after The Long Night. Pic: Sky Atlantic/HBO

Cersei Lannister and Euron Greyjoy also feature, teasing a return to King’s Landing from Winterfell, where most of the events of season eight have taken place so far.

Clarke has told fans to expect even more action as the epic show comes to a close.

“Episode five is bigger. Four and five and six – they’re all insane,” the British actress said, speaking on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

She then urged fans to: “Find the biggest TV you can.”

Episode three, entitled The Long Night, was shot over 55 nights.

“What you saw was really what it was like shooting it,” Clarke said. “There was blood and mud and angry screaming people. And backstage there was blood and mud.

“It was amazing we didn’t actually kill anyone. It was extraordinary.”

Clarke also revealed that her mum only watches her own scenes and that her friends do not watch Game Of Thrones, saying they think Daenerys rides “iguanas”.

She said she used to think it was “cool”, but “now it sucks”.

Speaking about having to be a HBO or Sky subscriber to watch the show, she joked: “Apparently I’m not worth it.”

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Emilia Clarke. Pic: CBS/ Sunday Morning
Image: Clarke revealed earlier this year that she suffered two brain haemorrhages while filming the show. Pic: CBS/Sunday Morning

Clarke also spoke about Same You, the charity she has founded to help young people with rehabilitation after brain injury and stroke.

The star revealed earlier this year that she suffered a potentially fatal stroke shortly after filming the first season of the hit TV show.

Source: SKY NEWS

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