Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has told how she wishes her dad was alive to see how the series “shaped her as a woman” in an emotional post about the finale.
The actress admitted she felt “overwhelmed” writing about what the show meant to her as she thanked her “magical” fans on Instagram.
The season 8 finale aired earlier today and is now available to stream on Foxtel.
Paying tribute to the series that changed her life, Emilia told fans: “Finding the words to write this post has left me overwhelmed with how much I want to say but how small words feel in comparison to what this show and Dany have meant to me.
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“This woman has taken up the whole of my heart. I’ve sweated in the blaze of dragon fire, shed many tears at those who left our family early, and wrung my brain dry trying to do Khaleesi and the masterful words, actions (and names) I was given, justice.
“Game of Thrones has shaped me as a woman, as an actor and as a human being. I just wish my darling dad was here now to see how far we’ve flown.
“But to you, dear kind magical fans, I owe you so much thanks, for your steady gaze at what we’ve made and what I’ve done with a character that was already in the hearts of many before I slipped on the platinum wig of dreams. Without you there is no us.
“And now our watch has ended.”
Other cast members also paid tribute as the show ended, taking to Instagram ahead of the finale to pen passionate posts as they bid farewell.
Sophie Turner said she wouldn’t be the person she was without Sansa Stark, while Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne of Tarth, expressed pure shock about the ending.
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