'Game of Thrones' Star Emilia Clarke Addresses Backlash at Emmy Awards


It was clear on Sunday night that the “Game of Thrones” cast dominated the Emmys as they finished with 12 awards overall for its final season.

Fans have now had several months to fully process their feelings about that polarizing “Game of Thrones” finale and season. Throughout the past couple of months, fans were not shy to express their opinions on how they felt about the series finale.

In an interview with Variety on the red carpet at the Emmys, Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen on the hit series, addressed the backlash.

“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 shows how much everybody loved it,” Clarke told Variety at the 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards.

Clarke then talked about how bittersweet it felt when the cast wrapped up filming for the eighth season - the final of the series.

She said the cast had enough space since filming and since all of the premieres.
She explains that there have been different stages, and now it feels like everyone has had a chance to calm down. Clarke expressed how mad she was when she didn’t take her characters famous wig home from the set.

When Variety asked if the cast could do another season, she said the finale gave a chance for everyone to reunite with their families.

“We put our absolute heart and soul, blood, sweat, and tears, muscle, brain energy, everything into this and I feel like everybody’s families are like ‘thank God, you’re done. We can get everyone back,'” Clarke said.