Sophie Turner Says She Cried While Reading 'Game of Thrones' Finale Script


Sophie Turner Says She Cried While Reading 'Game of Thrones' Finale Script


'We had the read-through a while ago and at the end of it, we were all on our feet, applauding and crying,' the Sansa Stark depicter shares in a new interview.
The eighth and final season of HBO's "Game of Thrones" won't arrive until 2019, but at least fans now know that it will have an emotional, bittersweet ending. Star Sophie Turner weighs in on the finale script of the most-anticipated upcoming season, revealing that it successfully had everyone involved in tears.

"We had the read-through a while ago and at the end of it, we were all on our feet, applauding and crying," the Sansa Stark depicter tells Entertainment Weekly. "We had everyone there, everyone who's had any part in this. It was amazing."

The British beauty adds, "We closed the blinds and shut ourselves off from the rest of the world and had six hours in this room just reading it through and crying and laughing." She goes on saying, "We had our emotional bit and then we thought, 'Well now we've got eight months. We've still got a while to get through!' "

Talking to The Hollywood Reporter, the 21-year-old actress further details her feelings after finishing the final table read. "I'm getting goosebumps now thinking about it," she shares. "It was a shock to the system. We actually realized, reading that 'end of 'Game of Thrones' ' line, that that was it. When you're in it, you don't really see an end point. It's just an ongoing thing you're living with."

The "X-Men: Dark Phoenix" actress dubs it "a real shock" and "really sad," adding, "There was an immense amount of pride, too." She continues saying, "We realized we had done it. We had created this amazing thing, and that's it now. It was just a feeling of pride. I was proud of David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] and I was looking around at all of the other cast members around the table, nodding at them, and saying: 'Well done. We've done it.' It was the craziest feeling. It's the biggest project we'll ever do. We've put our hearts and souls into it. Saying goodbye to it means putting parts of our hearts and souls behind. But we also know we've given it everything that we've got."

The final season of "Game of Thrones", which earns a Golden Globe nomination for best TV drama series, hasn't got its premiere date set. However, Sophie previously let it slip that it "comes out in 2019." The filming for season 8 is currently underway.


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