Despite being beaten to the title of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama series by Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer, Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke was reeling from the show’s success. The actress was quick to defend the series as she revealed she thought the show’s backlash was ‘flattering’.
Speaking to Variety, the Daenerys star began: “You know what? It was profoundly flattering is what it was.
“Because when someone cares that much that they’re ready to make such a noise about how they believe the characters should’ve been finished and how the story should’ve gone that’s just enormously flattering.
“That just shows how much everybody loved it.”
The Emmy nominated actress went on to discuss her bittersweet feelings towards wrapping up the final season.
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She added: “We’ve had enough space now since filming, since it coming out, since the premiere, and all of that stuff.
“It’s been all of these different stages. Now, here we are and it feels like everyone’s had some time to cool down a little bit.”
The star went on to rule out the possibility of a reunion, revealing the cast gave everything they had to give in the past eight seasons of the record-breaking hit.
The star went on: “I honestly don’t think that you would have a crew or a cast alive to do another couple